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

  • n. Variants of pinochle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative form of pinochle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A game at cards, played with forty-eight cards, being all the cards above the eight spots in two packs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A game of cards differing but slightly from bezique.
  • n. A game of cards; a variety of bezique.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a card game played with a pack of forty-eight cards (two of each suit for high cards); play resembles whist


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  • "Not that I approve of playing cards, but Cousin Lucretia was always a bit worldly minded, and playing penuchle seems to be the chief diversion of her declining years.

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