rouge et noir

rouge et noir

[roozh ey nwahr; French roozh ey nwar]
noun
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:
1785–95; < French: red and black

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rouge et noir (ˈruːʒ eɪ ˈnwɑː, French ruʒ e nwar)
 
n
Also called: trente et quarante 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
 
[French, literally: red and black]

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