noun (1)
pun·​to | \ ˈpən‧(ˌ)tō \
plural -s

Definition of punto

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : a hit in fencing : point
2 obsolete : a point of punctilio


noun (2)
pun·​to | \ ˈpün‧(ˌ)tō \
variants: or ponto \ ˈpän‧-​ \
plural -s

Definition of punto (Entry 2 of 3)

: the ace of trumps when trumps are red (as in ombre)


noun (3)
pun·​to | \ ˈpün(ˌ)tō \
plural -s

Definition of punto (Entry 3 of 3)

: point, stitch used especially in combination of lace or embroidery of Spanish or Italian origin

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History and Etymology for punto

Noun (1)

Italian, from Latin punctum

Noun (2)

Spanish, literally, point, from Latin punctum

Noun (3)

Italian, from Latin punctum point

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“Punto.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/punto. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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