from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A gambling card game, popular in Elizabethan England.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An old card game resembling poker.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A game at cards, now unknown.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An old game of cards.
Alteration of Spanish primera, feminine of primero, first, from Latin prīmārius, principal, from prīmus, first; see prime.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Spanish primera, from primero first, from Latin primarius. See premier. (Wiktionary)