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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A card game, played by three players with 40 cards, that was popular in Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A card game, borrowed from the Spaniards, and usually played by three persons.
  • n. A large Mediterranean food fish (Umbrina cirrhosa): -- called also umbra, and umbrine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A large Mediterranean food fish (Umbrina cirrhosa): -- called also umbra, and umbrine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A game at cards borrowed from the Spaniards, usually played by three persons, though sometimes by two, four, or five, with a pack of forty cards, the eights, nines, and tens being thrown out.
  • n. Same as umber.

Etymologies

Spanish hombre, man, ombre, from Latin homō, homin-, man; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French hombre, from Spanish hombre, literally, a man, from Latin homo. See human. (Wiktionary)

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