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also om·ber  (ŏm′bər) or hom·bre  (hŏm′bər, ŏm′-)
A trick-taking card game, played by three players with 40 cards, that was popular in Europe during the 1600s and 1700s.

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


(ˈɒmbə) or


(Card Games) an 18th-century card game
[C17: from Spanish hombre man, referring to the player who attempts to win the stakes]
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It was there that Egalite Orleans roasted partridges on the night when he and the Marquis of Steyne won a hundred thousand from a great personage at ombre.
It was all mere surface sound, this murmur of their welcome, this popping of their corks - just as his gestures of response were the extravagant shadows, emphatic in proportion as they meant little, of some game of OMBRES CHINOISES.
Recent articles have focused on hairstyle trends including ombre hair and a variety of styles for long hair.
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