noun Cards.

a game of solitaire often adapted to gambling purposes.

Origin of canfield

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



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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



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

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