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douzaine

[doo-zen] /duˈzɛn/
noun, plural douzaines
[doo-zen] /duˈzɛn/ (Show IPA).
French.
1.
a bet in roulette on 12 numbers simultaneously so as to share in any that win.
Origin of douzaine
literally, dozen
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  • The authorities of the douzaine of Torteval had taken possession of the bag and had it opened.

    Toilers of the Sea Victor Hugo

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