canfield

[kan-feeld]

Origin of canfield

1910–15; named after R. A. Canfield (1855–1914), American gambler, inventor of the game

Canfield

[kan-feeld]
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canfield

noun
  1. cards a gambling game adapted from a type of patience

Word Origin for canfield

C20: named after R. A. Canfield (1855–1914), US gambler
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Word Origin and History for canfield

Canfield

n.

type of solitaire, 1912, from U.S. gambler J.A. Canfield (1855-1914).

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