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or hombre

[om-ber] /ˈɒm bər/
a card game popular in the 17th and 18th centuries and played, usually by three persons, with 40 cards.
the player undertaking to win the pool in this game.
Also, especially British, ombre.
Origin of omber
1650-60; < French (h)ombre < Spanish hombre literally, man < Latin hominem, accusative of homō man. See Homo Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Tied to these baskets are ribbons in the omber shades of rose.

    Breakfasts and Teas Paul Pierce
  • Hedin was no unwelcome guest in the houses of gentlefolks, and he was often seen at the judge's and the pastor's omber parties.

    Tales From Two Hemispheres Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen

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