Philopena



[fil-uh-pee-nuh] /ˌfɪl əˈpi nə/

noun
1.
a custom, presumably of German origin, in which two persons share the kernels of a nut and determine that one shall receive a forfeit from the other at a later time upon the saying of a certain word or the performance of a certain action.
2.
the thing shared.
3.
the forfeit paid.

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