omber

or hom·bre

[ om-ber ]
/ ˈɒm bər /

noun

a card game popular in the 17th and 18th centuries and played, usually by three persons, with 40 cards.
the player undertaking to win the pool in this game.

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Also especially British, om·bre .

Origin of omber

1650–60; <French (h)ombre<Spanish hombre literally, man <Latin hominem, accusative of homō man. See Homo
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Example sentences from the Web for omber

  • Hedin was no unwelcome guest in the houses of gentlefolks, and he was often seen at the judge's and the pastor's omber parties.

    Tales From Two Hemispheres|Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen
  • Tied to these baskets are ribbons in the omber shades of rose.