canasta

noun ca·nas·ta \ kə-ˈnas-tə \

Definition of canasta

1 : 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
2 : a meld of seven cards of the same rank in canasta

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Origin and Etymology of canasta

Spanish, literally, basket


CANASTA Defined for English Language Learners

canasta

noun

Definition of canasta for English Language Learners

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


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