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Topic: CARDS

Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: Latin solitarius; SOLITARY1

solitaire

noun
     
solitaire
sol‧i‧taire
1 [uncountable] a game played by one person with small wooden or plastic pieces on a board
2 [countable]DCJ a single jewel, or a piece of jewellery with a single jewel in it, especially a large diamond:
a diamond solitaire
3 [uncountable] American EnglishDGC a game of cards for one person [= patience British English]
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