The Collaborative International Dictionary
Rouge \Rouge\, a. [F., fr. L. rubeus red, akin to rubere to be red, ruber red. See Red.] red. [R.]
Rouge et noir[F., red and black], a game at cards in which
persons play against the owner of the bank; -- so called
because the table around which the players sit has certain
compartments colored red and black, upon which the stakes
Trente et quarante \Trente" et` qua`rante"\ [F., lit., thirty and forty.] Same as Rouge et noir, under Rouge.
n. 1 A solitaire card game played with two decks of playing cards. 2 A French gambling game using six decks of cards, played at a special table with two croupiers.
n. a card game in which two rows of cards are dealt and players can bet on the color of the cards or on which row will have a count nearer some number [syn: trente-et-quarante]
Rouge et Noir (i.e. red and black) is a solitaire card game which is played using two decks of playing cards. Invented by Charles Jewell, it is a unique game where two types of building are done in the same game. It should not be confused with the similarly named Red and Black, although the latter can also be known under this name.