spadille

[spuh-dil]

Origin of spadille

1720–30; < French < Spanish espadilla, equivalent to espad(a) broadsword, spade in cards (< Latin spatha; see spade2) + -illa diminutive suffix
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spadille

noun
  1. cards (in ombre and quadrille) the ace of spades

Word Origin for spadille

C18: from French, from Spanish espadilla, diminutive of espada sword; see spade ²
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