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CANASTA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does canasta mean? 

CANASTA (noun)
  The noun CANASTA has 1 sense:

1. 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

  Familiarity information: CANASTA used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CANASTA (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

basket rummy; canasta; meld

Hypernyms ("canasta" is a kind of...):

rum; rummy (a card game based on collecting sets and sequences; the winner is the first to meld all their cards)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "canasta"):

bolivia (a form of canasta in which sequences can be melded)

samba (a form of canasta using three decks of cards and six jokers)


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