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rouge et noir

[roozh ey nwahr; French roozh ey nwar] /ˈruʒ eɪ ˈnwɑr; French ruʒ eɪ ˈnwar/
noun
1.
a gambling game using cards, played at a table marked with two red and two black diamond-shaped spots on which the players place their stakes.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; < French: red and black
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rouge et noir

/ˈruːʒ eɪ ˈnwɑː; French ruʒ e nwar/
noun
1.
a card game in which the players put their stakes on any of two red and two black diamond-shaped spots marked on the table Also called trente et quarante
Word Origin
French, literally: red and black
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