Canaster

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Canaster A kind of tobacco for smoking, made of the dried leaves, coarsely broken; -- so called from the rush baskets in which it is packed in South America.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n canaster A rush basket made in the Spanish countries of South America and used for packing tobacco for exportation. The tobacco sent to Europe packed in these baskets takes from them the name of canaster tobacco.
    • n canaster Hence A kind of tobacco for smoking, consisting of the dried leaves coarsely broken.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Canaster ka-nas′tėr a kind of tobacco, so called from the rush basket in which it was originally brought from Spanish America.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. canasta, canastro, basket, fr. L. canistrum,. See Canister
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp. canastra—L.—Gr. kanastron.

Usage

In literature:

While I was buying my ounce of canaster that dog entered the shop.
"What Will He Do With It, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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In poetry:

He the bland canaster puffing,
As upon his round he paces,
Sudden sees a ragamuffin
Clambering swiftly up the glacis.
"The Legend Of St. Sophia Of Kioff" by William Makepeace Thackeray
"On your bosom wear this plaster,
'Twill defend you from the cold;
In your pipe smoke this canaster,
Smuggled 'tis, my love, and old.
"The Legend Of St. Sophia Of Kioff" by William Makepeace Thackeray