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faro

[fair-oh] /ˈfɛər oʊ/
noun, Cards.
1.
a gambling game in which players place bets on a special board or layout, betting on each series of two cards as they are drawn from a box containing the dealer's or banker's pack.
Origin of faro
1725-1735
1725-35; spelling variant of Pharaoh (compare Italian faraone, French pharaon), alleged to be originally a designation for the king of hearts in the game. See Pharaoh

Faro

[fah-roo] /ˈfɑ rʊ/
noun
1.
a seaport in S Portugal.

Faeroe Islands

[fair-oh] /ˈfɛər oʊ/
plural noun
1.
a group of 21 islands in the N Atlantic between Great Britain and Iceland, belonging to Denmark but having extensive home rule. 540 sq. mi. (1400 sq. km).
Capital: Torshavn.
Also called Faeroes, Faroes.
Danish Faeröerne
[fer-œ-er-nuh] /fɛrˈœ ɛr nə/ (Show IPA)
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faro

/ˈfɛərəʊ/
noun
1.
a gambling game in which players bet against the dealer on what cards he will turn up
Word Origin
C18: probably spelling variant of Pharaoh

Faro

/ˈfɑːrəʊ/
noun
1.
a port and resort in S Portugal: destroyed by earthquakes in 1722 and 1755. Pop: 58 051 (2001)
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Word Origin and History for faro
n.

1735, gambling game with cards, apparently altered from pharaoh; perhaps his image was on one of the cards.

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