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  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.
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Origin of five-spot

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05
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Historical Examples of five-spot

  • It was open, and on the marble slab lay a customer's five-spot.

    The Day Time Stopped Moving

    Bradner Buckner

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

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

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

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

British Dictionary definitions for five-spot


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