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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Color; -- chiefly used in a few French phrases, as couler de rose, color of rose; and hence, adjectively, rose-colored; roseate.
  • n. A suit of cards, as hearts or clubs; -- used in some French games.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the game of solo, a name for any selected suit of cards, bids in which are of twice as much value as in any other suit.
  • n. In the game of ombre, a suit composed of spades.
  • n. In rouge-et-noir, the square (marked ‘couleur’) in which the banker pays all bets when the first card dealt for red or black is the same color as the winning color.

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