Origin of canasta
Examples from the Web for canasta
There were the Jones' for bridge and the Graysons' for canasta and charades with the Bryants.Time Enough at Last|Lyn Venable
British Dictionary definitions for canasta
Word Origin for canasta
Word Origin and History for canasta
1948, Uruguayan card game played with two decks and four jokers, popular c.1945-1965; from Spanish, literally "basket," from Latin canistrum (see cannister); perhaps in reference to the "packs" of cards used.