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spadille

[spuh-dil] /spəˈdɪl/
noun
1.
the highest trump in certain card games, as the queen of clubs in omber.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; < French < Spanish espadilla, equivalent to espad(a) broadsword, spade in cards (< Latin spatha; see spade2) + -illa diminutive suffix
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spadille

/spəˈdɪl/
noun
1.
(cards) (in ombre and quadrille) the ace of spades
Word Origin
C18: from French, from Spanish espadilla, diminutive of espada sword; see spade²
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