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belote

[buh-lot] /bəˈlɒt/
noun
1.
a card game for two players, using 32 cards and following the same basic rules as klabberjass, popular in France.
Also, belotte.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; < French, of uncertain origin; the hypothesis that the game was put in its present form by an F. Belot is unsubstantiated
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belote

trick-and-meld card game derived from klaberjass about 1920 and now the most popular card game in France. The original game was for two players, and there are versions for three players, but the most popular form now is the four-player partnership game, also known as belote coinchee or just coinche, that developed in the latter half of the 20th century.

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