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bezique

[ buh-zeek ]
/ bəˈzik /
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noun Cards.

a game resembling pinochle, originally played with 64 cards and now more commonly with 128 cards and, sometimes, 192 or 256 cards.

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Origin of bezique

1860–65; <French bésigue, bézigue, perhaps <Italian bazzica a similar game, derived variously from bazza trump card, stroke of luck, or bazzicare to frequent, haunt
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British Dictionary definitions for bezique

bezique
/ (bɪˈziːk) /

noun

a card game for two or more players with tricks similar to whist but with additional points scored for honours and sequences: played with two packs with nothing below a seven
(in this game) the queen of spades and jack of diamonds declared together
C19: from French bésigue, of unknown origin
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