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
First Known Use: 1948See Words from the same year
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Definition of canasta for English Language Learners
: a type of card game that is played with two decks of cards
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