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kəˈnæs təcanas·ta

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. canasta, basket rummy, meldnoun

    a form of rummy using two decks of cards and four jokers; jokers and deuces are wild; the object is to form groups of the same rank

Wiktionary

  1. canastanoun

    A card game, using two packs, similar to rummy, where the object is to meld groups of the same rank.

  2. canastanoun

    A meld of seven cards in said card game.

Wikipedia

  1. Canasta

    Canasta (; Spanish for "basket") is a card game of the rummy family of games believed to be a variant of 500 Rum. Although many variations exist for two, three, five or six players, it is most commonly played by four in two partnerships with two standard decks of cards. Players attempt to make melds of seven cards of the same rank and "go out" by playing all cards in their hands. It is "the most recent card game to have achieved worldwide status as a classic".

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  1. canasta

    Canasta is a card game that originated in South America in the 1940s. It is typically played with two standard 52-card decks, and its rules are similar to those of rummy. The objective is to form combinations of seven cards, known as 'canastas', and the game is usually played by two pairs of partners. Each hand is scored at the end of play, and the game ends when one team reaches a specific total score, usually 5000. The term "canasta" also refers to the combination of seven cards itself.

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  1. Canasta

    Canasta is a card game of the rummy family of games believed to be a variant of 500 Rum. Although many variations exist for two, three, five or six players, it is most commonly played by four in two partnerships with two standard decks of cards. Players attempt to make melds of seven cards of the same rank and "go out" by playing all cards in their hand. It is the only partnership member of the family of Rummy games to achieve the status of a classic. The game of Canasta was devised by Segundo Santos and Alberto Serrato in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1939. In the 1940s the game quickly spread in myriad variations to Chile, Peru, Brazil and Argentina, where its rules were further refined before being introduced to the United States in 1948, where it was then referred to as the Argentine Rummy game by Ottilie H. Reilly in 1949 and Michael Scully of Coronet magazine in 1953. The game quickly became a card-craze boom in the 1950s providing a sales avalanche of card sets, card trays and books about the subject.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of canasta in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of canasta in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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