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A card game in which two cards are chosen from four laid out face-up and a player bets that one of the two will be matched in suit by the dealer before the other one.

[Spanish, mountain, pile, monte, from Italian, from Latin mōns, mont-, mountain; see men- in Indo-European roots.]


1. (Card Games) a gambling card game of Spanish origin
2. informal Austral a certainty
[C19: from Spanish: mountain, hence pile of cards]


(ˈmɒn ti)

1. Also called mon′te bank`. a gambling game played with a 40-card pack.
[1815–25; < Sp: mountain, hence, heap (of cards); see mount2]

Monte, Monty

 the pile of cards left after each player has taken his share.
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Noun1.monte - a gambling card game of Spanish origin; 3 or 4 cards are dealt face up and players bet that one of them will be matched before the others as the cards are dealt from the pack one at a time
card game, cards - a game played with playing cards
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