A card game in which two cards are chosen from four laid out face-up and a player bets that one of the two will be matched in suit by the dealer before the other one.
[Spanish, mountain, pile, monte, from Italian, from Latin mōns, mont-, mountain; see men-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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