Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Coarse, dried tobacco leaves.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of tobacco for smoking, made of the dried leaves, coarsely broken; -- so called from the rush baskets in which it is packed in South America.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A rush basket made in the Spanish countries of South America and used for packing tobacco for exportation. The tobacco sent to Europe packed in these baskets takes from them the name of canaster tobacco.
  • n. Hence A kind of tobacco for smoking, consisting of the dried leaves coarsely broken.

Etymologies

From Spanish canastro, canasto ("basket"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Then did the village doctor begin to praise his canaster.

    The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Volume 01 Masterpieces of German Literature Translated into English.

  • After I reached home came supper and the delightful evening hours, when over my pipe (I had given up cigars, as being too expensive and inappropriate, and had taken to a tall pipe and canaster tobacco) we talked and planned, and told each other our day's experience.

    Rudder Grange

  • The mother and sister had arranged everything in the nicest manner, the father had given excellent wine out of the cellar, and the student himself, here the rex convivii, had provided tobacco, genuine Oronoko-canaster.

    O. T. a Danish Romance

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

    What Will He Do with It? — Volume 03

  • But I don't speak of the years in which that scorpion has been enjoying a salary and smoking canaster at my expense.

    What Will He Do with It? — Volume 01

  • Strumpff of Gottingen takes down No. 13 from the wall, with a picture of Beatrice Cenci upon it, and which holds a pound of canaster, the Frau

    The Fitz-Boodle Papers

  • Once you invade their base, either you or your partner steal the green stuff (the canaster) while the other person go, s and stays at the gas mask.

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  • The vacuum had great suction, low noise, an auto-rewind option, easy cleaning option with the click-out bagless canaster, and wasn't too heavy.

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  • Shortly after arriving back my butane canaster which I use for cooking (the norm here) ran out, and I've been left with almost nothing to cook with and little time to organise for a new delivery at a suitable time.

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  • a pound of canaster, the Frau Professorin knows that for two hours

    The Fitz-Boodle Papers

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