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keno

[kee-noh] /ˈki noʊ/
noun
1.
a game of chance, adapted from lotto for gambling purposes.
Origin of keno
1805-1815
1805-15, Americanism; < French quine five (winning numbers) (≪ Latin quinī five each) + (lott)o
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British Dictionary definitions for keno

keno

/ˈkiːno/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a game of chance similar to bingo
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for keno
n.

game of chance (akin to bingo), 1814, American English, probably from French quine "five winning numbers in a lottery," from Latin quini "five each," distributive of quinque "five" (see five). The numbers are arranged in rows of five.

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