Origin of omber
Examples from the Web for ombre
Manille, ma-nil′, n. in ombre and quadrille, the highest card but one.
The ombre had the privilege of deciding which suit should be trumps.The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 2 (of 10)|Alexander Pope
"I am told the old Duchess of Marlborough prefers roly-poly to quadrille or ombre," said Herrick, as the cards were being dealt.Mohawks, Volume 2 of 3|Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Ombre had been introduced in the previous century by Catherine of Braganza, and quadrille was another favorite game of hers.The Old Furniture Book|N. Hudson Moore
Why, Sterne told me he left you at ombre with Leigh; and yet you never saw him.The Journal to Stella|Jonathan Swift