canning

[ kan-ing ]
/ ˈkæn ɪŋ /

noun

the act, process, or business of preserving cooked food by sealing in cans or jars.

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Origin of canning

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75; can2 + -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM canning

pre·can·ning, noun, adjective

Definition for canning (2 of 2)

Canning
[ kan-ing ]
/ ˈkæn ɪŋ /

noun

Charles John, 1st Earl, 1812–62, British statesman: governor general of India 1856–62.
his father, George, 1770–1827, British statesman: prime minister 1827.
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British Dictionary definitions for canning (1 of 2)

canning
/ (ˈkænɪŋ) /

noun

the process or business of sealing food in cans or tins to preserve it

British Dictionary definitions for canning (2 of 2)

Canning
/ (ˈkænɪŋ) /

noun

Charles John, 1st Earl Canning. 1812–62, British statesman; governor general of India (1856–58) and first viceroy (1858–62)
his father, George. 1770–1827, British Tory statesman; foreign secretary (1822–27) and prime minister (1827)
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