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ombren. [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.  [1913 Webster]
    "When ombre calls, his hand and heart are free,
    And, joined to two, he fails not to make three.
    "  [1913 Webster]
ombren. [F., of uncertain origin.].
     A large Mediterranean food fish (Umbrina cirrhosa): -- called also umbra, and umbrine.  [1913 Webster]


ombre, n. a card-game for three, popular in Europe in the 17th-18th c.

Sp. hombre man, with ref. to one player seeking to win the pool

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