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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A card game, played by three players with 40 cards, that was popular in Europe during the 1600s and 1700s.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as umber.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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

[Spanish hombre, man, ombre, from Latin homō, homin-, man; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots.]

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French hombre, from Spanish hombre, literally, a man, from Latin homo. See human.

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