Etymology
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bezique (n.)

card game popular in European high society in mid-1800s, 1861, from French bézigue (popular in Paris casinos in the 1840s), apparently originally besi or besit, but of unknown origin. Up to four can play, using two packs from which the number cards from 2 to 6 have been removed.

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Definitions of bezique

bezique (n.)
a card game played with a pack of forty-eight cards (two of each suit for high cards); play resembles whist;
Synonyms: pinochle / pinocle / penuchle
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