Mahjong definitions

mä'zhŏng', -zhông'
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.
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A game (originally Chinese) for four players, using a collection of tiles divided into five or six suits.
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A solitaire game using the same tiles.
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Origin of mahjong

From Cantonese 麻將 / 麻将 (Jyutping: maa4 zoeng3, Yale: ma4 jeung3), standard Mandarin: 麻將 / 麻将 (májià ng).