twenty-five

twenty-five

[twen-tee-fahyv, twuhn-]
noun
1.
a cardinal number, 20 plus 5.
2.
a symbol for this number, as 25 or XXV.
3.
a set of this many persons or things.
adjective
4.
amounting to 25 in number.
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twenty-five

Ireland's national card game, related to the classic Spanish game of ombre. It was played under the name maw by the British King James I and was later called spoil five from one of its principal objectives. From it derives the Canadian game of forty-fives.

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