can·​ti·​na | \ kan-ˈtē-nə How to pronounce cantina (audio) \

Definition of cantina

1 Southwest : a pouch or bag at the pommel of a saddle
2 Southwest : a small barroom : saloon

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we spent an interesting evening in that desert town's lone cantina
Recent Examples on the Web The land also features a cantina, stores selling droids and lightsabers, restaurants, replica spaceships, walk-around characters and photo opportunities. Dewayne Bevil,, "First look: Disney’s new ‘Star Wars’ ride spins into Hollywood Studios," 14 Nov. 2019 What started out as a small counter-service taqueria to share his wife’s recipes expanded to add an adjacent cantina with a full bar., "Beacon Hill," 12 Oct. 2019 Photos of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, two personal heroes, watch over the bar, which Norris relocated from an old cantina in El Paso, Texas. Christina Dugan,, "How Wilmer Valderrama Transformed Chuck Norris’ 70s-Inspired Home Into His Laid-Back Pad," 14 Oct. 2019 The cantina is one of 43 locations across the country the brand began rolling out in 2015. Phillip Valys,, "Taco Bell Cantina, selling beer and slushy cocktails, opens first South Florida location on Fort Lauderdale beach," 23 Oct. 2019 Antes de morir un hombre revela a su hijo que tiene dos hermanastros a los que debe buscar para dividir la herencia, una cantina, un hospital y un rancho. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV for Oct. 6-12: ‘Throne of Blood’ and more," 4 Oct. 2019 What — El Jardín Cantina: Reopened in late August, after a monthlong revamp, as a casual cantina featuring tacos, a trio of guacamoles, margaritas and happy hour specials. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Tale of two Mexican restaurants: Lola 55 is on fire; El Jardín rises from the ashes," 26 Sep. 2019 Graduate Tempe Summer scene: Hip hotel near Arizona State University and downtown Tempe with a poolside cantina and popular restaurant, the Normal Diner. Dawn Gilbertson, azcentral, "12 cheapest Phoenix, Scottsdale hotel deals for summer 2018," 15 May 2018 Unas hermanas conocen en una cantina a un ranchero y ambas se enamoran, una de ellas es hermana de él y no lo saben. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week Sept. 15, 2019: ‘Alien,’ ‘Aliens’ and more," 13 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of cantina

1844, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cantina

American Spanish, from Spanish, canteen, from Italian, wine cellar — more at canteen

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The first known use of cantina was in 1844

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4 Jan 2020

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“Cantina.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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