rouge et noir

[ roozh ey nwahr; French roozh ey nwar ]
/ ˈruʒ eɪ ˈnwɑr; French ruʒ eɪ ˈnwar /
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noun

a gambling game using cards, played at a table marked with two red and two black diamond-shaped spots on which the players place their stakes.

Origin of rouge et noir

1785–95; < French: red and black
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rouge et noir

/ (ˈruːʒ eɪ ˈnwɑː, French ruʒ e nwar) /

noun

a card game in which the players put their stakes on any of two red and two black diamond-shaped spots marked on the tableAlso called: trente et quarante

Word Origin for rouge et noir

French, literally: red and black
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