cayenne whist

Cayenne

[kahy-en, key-]
noun
1.
a seaport in and the capital of French Guiana.
2.
(lowercase) . Also called cayenne whist. a variety of whist played with two full packs of 52 cards each.
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Cayenne (keɪˈɛn)
 
n
the capital of French Guiana, on an island at the mouth of the Cayenne River: French penal settlement from 1854 to 1938. Pop: 50 594 (1999)

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cayenne
1756, from Tupi (Brazil) kyynha, mistakenly associated with town of Cayenne in Fr. Guyana. The town name is the Fr. form of Guyana.
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