canasta

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Spanish canasta. The game originates from Uruguay.

Noun[edit]

canasta (plural canastas)

  1. (uncountable, games, card games) A card game similar to rummy and played using two packs, where the object is to meld groups of the same rank.
    • 1951 July, Henry F. Tenney, Per Stirpes and Not Per Capita: Or, What Your Clients Can Never Tell You, ABA Journal, page 492,
      “Do you know something, Fred?” she announced, “I won four dollars and eighty-five cents playing Canasta this afternoon.”
      Canasta!” exclaimed Mr. Grimes, “I didn′t know you could play that silly game.”
    • 2004, Gregory Bateson, 15: A Theory of Play and Fantasy, Henry Bial (editor), The Performance Studies Reader, page 130,
      Imagine, first, two players who engage in a game of canasta according to a standard set of rules. [] We may imagine, however, that at a certain moment the two canasta players cease to play canasta and start a discussion of the rules.
    • 2011, Barry Rigal, Card Games For Dummies, unnumbered page,
      Modern American Canasta is a younger cousin of the game of Canasta I explain here.
  2. (countable, card games) A meld of seven cards in a game of canasta.
    • 1949 December 19, The Canasta Craze, Life (magazine), page 47,
      Groups of seven of a kind are called canastas, and before a player can go out he or his partner must have at least one canasta.

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish canasta

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Noun[edit]

canasta

  1. canasta (card game)
  2. canasta (meld of seven cards in above)

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Spanish canasta (basket).

Noun[edit]

canasta f (uncountable)

  1. canasta

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

canasta f (plural canastas)

  1. A basket
  2. (card games) canasta
  3. (basketball) basket, hoop

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