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calabrasella

[ kal-uh-bruh-zel-uh ]
/ ˌkæl ə brəˈzɛl ə /
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noun

a card game for three persons that is played with a 40-card pack made by removing the eights, nines, and tens from a regular 52-card pack.

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Origin of calabrasella

From Italian calabresella, equivalent to calabres(e) (Calabria region in southwest Italy + -ese adjective suffix) + -ella diminutive suffix (from Latin ); cf. -elle, -ese
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