brelan

noun

bre·​lan
brəläⁿ
plural brelans
-äⁿ(z)
1
: an old French gambling game somewhat like poker
2

Word History

Etymology

French, from Old French brelenc, berlenc gaming table, gambling house, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German bretling small board, from bret board + -ling; akin to Old English & Old Saxon bred board, Old English bord

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“Brelan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brelan. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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