Rainbow

Adjective

  • (poker, chiefly of a flop) Composed entirely of different suits.
  • (attributive, chiefly US) Made up of several races or ethnicities, or (more broadly) of several cultural or ideological factions.
  • Multicoloured.

Noun

  • A multicoloured arch in the sky, produced by prismatic refraction of light within droplets of rain in the air.
  • (figuratively) An illusion, mirage.

    "Many electoral promises are rainbows, vanishing soon after poll day."

  • short for rainbow trout
  • (often used with “of”) A wide assortment; a varied multitude.

    "a rainbow of possibilities"

  • (poker slang) In Texas hold 'em or Omaha hold 'em, a flop that contains three different suits.
  • Any prismatic refraction of light showing a spectrum of colours.
  • (baseball) A curveball, particularly a slow one.

Verb

  • (transitive) To pattern with many colours, like a rainbow.

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