parchisi

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n parchisi an ancient board game resembling backgammon; played on a cross-shaped board
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Parchisi A game adopted from the Indian game, using disks, as of pasteboard, and dice; it is played on a cross-shaped board.
    • Parchisi A game, somewhat resembling backgammon, originating in India.
    • n Parchisi pär*chē"zĭ same as Pachisi.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n parchisi See pachisi.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Hind., fr. pachis, twenty-five, the highest throw in the game