Pronunciation: (pu-chē'zē, pä-), [key]
1. a board game, originated in ancient India, in which four players advance four pieces each along a route on a cross-shaped board toward a center square by throws of cowrie shells or dice.
2. a modern version of this game. Also,parchesi,parchisi.
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