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Definition of solitaire
1any of various card games played by one person, the object of which is to use up all one’s cards by forming particular arrangements and sequences. 2a diamond or other gem set in a piece of jewelry by itself. a ring set with a solitaire diamond or other gem.
3either of two large extinct flightless birds related to the dodo, found on two of the Mascarene Islands until they were exterminated in the 18th century.
- Family Raphidae: the Rodriguez solitaire (Pezophaps solitaria), and the poorly known Réunion solitaire (Ornithaptera solitaria)
4a large American thrush with mainly gray plumage and a short bill.
- Genus Myadestes, subfamily Turdinae, family Muscicapidae: several species