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1: an ancient board game resembling backgammon; played on a cross-shaped board [syn: pachisi, parchesi, parchisi]
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu pac?s?, from pac?s twenty-five Date: 1867 an ancient board game played with dice and counters on a cruciform board in which players attempt to be the first to reach the home square n. a four-handed Indian board-game with six cowries used like dice.
Etymology: Hindi, = of 25 (the highest throw) Pachisi Pa*chi"si, n. Commonly spelt Parchesi Par*che"si, Parchisi Par*chi"si A game adopted from the Indian game, using disks, as of pasteboard, and dice. [U. S. & Eng.]
Pachisi Pa*chi"si, Parchesi Par*che"si, n. [Hind., fr. pachis twenty-five, the highest throw in the game.] A game, somewhat resembling backgammon, originating in India.
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