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  1. coarsely broken dried tobacco leaves
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Word Origin for canaster

C19: (meaning: rush basket in which tobacco was packed): from Spanish canastro; see canister
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Historical Examples of canaster

  • While I was buying my ounce of canaster that dog entered the shop.

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    Edward Bulwer-Lytton