belote

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From French belote.

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belote (uncountable)

  1. A trick-taking card game using a 32 card deck.
    • 1978, Lawrence Durrell, Livia, Faber & Faber 1992 (Avignon Quintet), p. 471:
      At the Sphinx where he went rather sedately to play belotte and drink (with a timid air) an absinthe, which he hated, he had met a charming friend of his new wife [...].

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French[edit]

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From the name of F Belot, ‘a Frenchman who perfected the game’ (OED).

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belote f (plural belotes)

  1. (uncountable) belote
  2. (countable) king and queen of the trump suit, in the game belote

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