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A Chinese puzzle consisting of a square cut into five triangles, a square, and a rhomboid, to be reassembled into different figures.
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(Games, other than specified) a Chinese puzzle in which a square, cut into a parallelogram, a square, and five triangles, is formed into figures
[C19: perhaps from Chinese t'ang Chinese + -gram]
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a Chinese puzzle consisting of a square cut into five triangles, a square, and a rhomboid, which can be combined so as to form a great variety of other figures.
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