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calabrasella

[ kal-uh-bruh-zel-uh ]

noun

  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of calabrasella1

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

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