noun ca·nas·ta \kə-ˈnas-tə\

: a type of card game that is played with two decks of cards

Full Definition of CANASTA

:  a form of rummy using two full decks in which players or partnerships try to meld groups of three or more cards of the same rank and score bonuses for 7-card melds
:  a meld of seven cards of the same rank in canasta

Origin of CANASTA

Spanish, literally, basket
First Known Use: 1948

Rhymes with CANASTA


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