monte


monte
monte [män′tē ]
n.
[Sp monte, lit., mountain, hence heap of cards (left after players have their shares) < L mons (gen. montis), MOUNT1]
1. a gambling game of Spanish origin, played with a special deck of forty cards in which the players bet against a banker on the suit of cards to be turned up from the deck
2. see THREE-CARD MONTE

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