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canvas

[ kan-vuhs ]
/ ˈkæn vəs /
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noun
Trademark, Digital Technology.
Canvas, the brand name for an open-source learning management system, launched in 2011.
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Idioms about canvas

    under canvas,
    1. Nautical. with set sails.
    2. in tents; in the field: the troops under canvas.

Origin of canvas

First recorded in 1225–75; Middle English canevas, from Anglo-French, Old North French, from unattested Vulgar Latin cannabāceus (noun use of adjective), equivalent to Latin cannab(is) + -āceus; see origin at hemp, -aceous

OTHER WORDS FROM canvas

can·vas·like, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH canvas

canvas , canvass
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British Dictionary definitions for canvas

canvas
/ (ˈkænvəs) /

noun

Word Origin for canvas

C14: from Norman French canevas, ultimately from Latin cannabis hemp
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