from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A game (originally Chinese) for four players, using a collection of tiles divided into five or six suits.
- n. A solitaire game using the same tiles.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Chinese game played by 4 people with 144 tiles.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Chinese game played by 4 people with 144 tiles
Chinese (Mandarin) má jiàng : má, spotted + jiàng, main piece in Chinese chess.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Cantonese 麻將 / 麻将 (Jyutping: maa4 zoeng3, Yale: ma4 jeung3), standard Mandarin: 麻將 / 麻将 (májiàng). (Wiktionary)