canasta canasta  /kə ˈnæ stə/


  • (n) a form of rummy using two decks of cards and four jokers; jokers and deuces are wild; the object is to form groups of the same rank



  1. A Floridian I know from Tallahassee told me about his mother's canasta club.
  2. Courteous, canasta-playing, flower-loving, he has a lawyer's respect for the letter and spirit of the law.
  3. Inside, a score of well-heeled, guests were gathered around card tables, sipping drinks and wagering 100-peso notes at canasta, poker and baccarat.


  1. Weekly Video Tip: How to Export Videos for YouTube and Vimeo

    If you guys have been following along up until now, you should be awesome at shooting and editing videos. However, in order for the entire world to enjoy your visual genius and not just your grandma who comes over to your house every Friday for Canasta, you’ve gotta get those puppies up on the webernets. [...]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: RISMedia Real Estate News

  2. Sarah Maloney, at 78, of North Attleboro, a material handler

    Sarah E. (McBlain) Maloney of North Attleboro, a retired material handler, died April 8 at the Charlwell House in Norwood. She was 78. Mrs. Maloney was born in Ireland and raised in England. She had lived in North Attleboro for many years. She attended First United Methodist Church, North Attleboro. Mrs. Maloney enjoyed bowling, playing Canasta and ceramic and cake decorating.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

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