from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A French gambling game somewhat like poker.
- n. In French games, a pair royal, or triplet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In games, three of a kind.
- n. An ancient French game very much like poker, but played with only three cards in each player's hand. It is now superseded by bouillotte.
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