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five-spot

[ fahyv-spot ]

noun

  1. a playing card or the upward face of a die bearing five pips; a domino one half of which bears five pips.
  2. Slang. a five-dollar bill.
  3. a low plant, Nemophila maculata, of the waterleaf family, native to western and central California, having white flowers with a purple spot at the tip of each of its five petals.


five-spot

noun

  1. (in the US) a five-dollar bill


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Word History and Origins

Origin of five-spot1

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05

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Example Sentences

And also: "The five-spot of diamonds, the scaffold, the Place de Roquette."

A lightning change can be made from a five-spot to a four-spot while swinging the card.

Cut out the center pip on the five-spot of spades with a sharp knife.

Each was similar to the next, as one old five-spot of clubs resembles another.

Now take back the five-spot card and place it on the back of the pack, with its face side toward audience.

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