from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A card game for two to six players, related to rummy and requiring two or three decks of cards.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A card game similar to rummy and played using two packs, where the object is to meld groups of the same rank.
- n. A meld of seven cards in a game of canasta.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a form of rummy using two decks and four jokers; jokers and deuces are wild; the object is to meld groups of seven of the same rank.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
I think the term is also used in canasta, which is also not in the same league as bridge.
Ten percent of the "canasta" is comprised of imported goods.
I think the term is also used in canasta, which is also not in the same league as bridge.byomtovQuote
But when the helicopter returned yesterday and started making its rounds back and forth and back and forth with his little "canasta" for water I figured in some form or fashion it had gotten out of hand and the gobierno had intervened.
When I was younger I was a habitual finger tapper when I was concentrating, making me an infuriating person to play canasta with.
No wonder the other players feel queasy as they sit in the background pretending to play canasta and desperately hoping the ambassador will send in some chocolate before JT begins fluttering his eyelashes and giggling coquettishly about his ice cubes melting.
I've seen more young people than that at Larry King's canasta parties.
And if by chance they have the queso de canasta, a superb white cheese in a woven basket, go for it! donemry
We enjoyed the canasta rellena - taco salad in a basket (45 pesos).
After breakfast I'd go back to Grandma's house and she'd be making pierogis for the ladies who were coming to play canasta in the afternoon.