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Word Origin and History for sanka

Sanka

n.

brand of decaffeinated coffee, by 1913, abstracted from French sans caffeine (see sans + caffeine).

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Examples from the Web for sanka

Historical Examples

  • But Sanka could not put this perplexity into words, and the old man could scarcely have found an answer to it.

    The Witch and Other Stories

    Anton Chekhov

  • The records of a gipsy folk called Sanka have a history going back 700 or 800 years.

    The Foundations of Japan

    J.W. Robertson Scott

  • The old shepherd and Sanka parted and stood at the further sides of the flock.