WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
boc•cie or boc•ci or boc•ce/ˈbɑtʃi/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Sporta type of lawn bowling played usually on a long, narrow dirt court:The old Italian men were playing their fiftieth game of boccie.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
boc•cie  (bochē),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Sportan Italian variety of lawn bowling played on a dirt court that is shorter and narrower than the rink of a bowling green.
Also,  boc•ci  (bochē;[It.]bôtchē),USA pronunciation  boc•ce  (bochē;[It.]bôtche),USA pronunciation  boc•cia  (bochə;[It.]bôtchä).USA pronunciation 
  • Vulgar Latin *bottia round body
  • Italian bocce bowls, plural of boccia ball
  • 1900–05

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