bezique


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be·zique

 (bə-zēk′)
n.
1. A trick-taking card game for two players that is played with a special deck of 64 cards consisting of the 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K, and A cards from two different decks.
2. The combination of the queen of spades and the jack of diamonds in this game, worth 40 points.

[French bésigue, possibly from Italian bazzica, a kind of card game.]

bezique

(bɪˈziːk)
n
1. (Card Games) a card game for two or more players with tricks similar to whist but with additional points scored for honours and sequences: played with two packs with nothing below a seven
2. (Card Games) (in this game) the queen of spades and jack of diamonds declared together
[C19: from French bésigue, of unknown origin]

be•zique

(bəˈzik)

n.
a card game resembling pinochle but played with more cards.
[1860–65; < French bésigue, bézigue]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bezique - a card game played with a pack of forty-eight cards (two of each suit for high cards)bezique - a card game played with a pack of forty-eight cards (two of each suit for high cards); play resembles whist
card game, cards - a game played with playing cards
Translations

bezique

[bɪˈziːk] nbazzica
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