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Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: French or Spanish; French hombre, from Spanish, literally, man more at hombre Date: circa 1661 an old three-handed card game popular in Europe especially in the 17th and 18th centuries

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a card-game for three, popular in Europe in the 17th-18th c. Etymology: Sp. hombre man, with ref. to one player seeking to win the pool

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Omber Om"ber, Ombre Om"bre, n. [F. hombre, fr. Sp. hombre, lit., a man, fr. L. homo. See Human.] A game at cards, borrowed from the Spaniards, and usually played by three persons. --Pope. When ombre calls, his hand and heart are free, And, joined to two, he fails not to make three. --Young.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ombre Om"bre, n. [F., of uncertain origin.] (Zo["o]l.) A large Mediterranean food fish (Umbrina cirrhosa): -- called also umbra, and umbrine.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Umbra Um"bra, n.; pl. Umbr[ae]. [L., a shadow.] 1. (Astron.) (a) The conical shadow projected from a planet or satellite, on the side opposite to the sun, within which a spectator could see no portion of the sun's disk; -- used in contradistinction from penumbra. See Penumbra. (b) The central dark portion, or nucleus, of a sun spot. (c) The fainter part of a sun spot; -- now more commonly called penumbra. 2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of sci[ae]noid food fishes of the genus Umbrina, especially the Mediterranean species (U. cirrhosa), which is highly esteemed as a market fish; -- called also ombre, and umbrine. Umbra tree (Bot.), a tree (Phytolacca diocia) of the same genus as pokeweed. It is native of South America, but is now grown in southern Europe. It has large dark leaves, and a somber aspect. The juice of its berries is used for coloring wine. --J. Smith (Dict. Econ. Plants).

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