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bouillotte table

noun French Furniture.
  1. a small round table of the 18th century, having around its top a gallery within which a bouchon could be set for the playing of card games.
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Origin of bouillotte table

< French bouillotte card game, equivalent to bouill(ir) to boil1 + -otte noun suffix
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  • Arthur promised to say nothing about it, and soon forgot the whole affair in the excitement of a bouillotte-table.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 64, No. 398, December 1848