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omber

[om-ber] /ˈɒm bər/
noun
1.
a card game popular in the 17th and 18th centuries and played, usually by three persons, with 40 cards.
2.
the player undertaking to win the pool in this game.
Also, hombre; especially British, ombre.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < French (h)ombre < Spanish hombre literally, man < Latin hominem, accusative of homō man. See Homo
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British Dictionary definitions for omber

ombre

/ˈɒmbə/
noun
1.
an 18th-century card game
Word Origin
C17: from Spanish hombre man, referring to the player who attempts to win the stakes
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