boccie

[boch-ee]
noun
an Italian variety of lawn bowling played on a dirt court that is shorter and narrower than the rink of a bowling green.
Also, bocci [boch-ee; Italian bawt-chee] , bocce [boch-ee; Italian bawt-che] , boccia [boch-uh; Italian bawt-chah] .


Origin:
1900–05; < Italian bocce bowls, plural of boccia ball < Vulgar Latin *bottia round body

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boccie, bocci, bocce or boccia (ˈbɒtʃiː, ˈbɒtʃə)
 
n
an Italian version of bowls played on a lawn smaller than a bowling green
 
[from Italian bocce bowls, plural of boccia ball; see boss²]
 
bocci, bocci, bocce or boccia
 
n
 
[from Italian bocce bowls, plural of boccia ball; see boss²]
 
bocce, bocci, bocce or boccia
 
n
 
[from Italian bocce bowls, plural of boccia ball; see boss²]
 
boccia, bocci, bocce or boccia
 
n
 
[from Italian bocce bowls, plural of boccia ball; see boss²]

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Example sentences
At four one afternoon, he tried calling several of his friends to see if they wanted to play boccie.
Hiking trails wind around the campground and near the horseshoe pit, boccie ball and picnic areas.
For adults, there will be boccie courts, a yoga platform and an art studio.
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