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mah·jong also mah·jongg  audio  (mäzhng, -zhông) KEY 

NOUN:
A game of Chinese origin usually played by four persons with tiles resembling dominoes and bearing various designs, which are drawn and discarded until one player wins with a hand of four combinations of three tiles each and a pair of matching tiles.

ETYMOLOGY:
Chinese (Mandarin) má jiàng : , spotted + jiàng, main piece in Chinese chess


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