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.
- n. Coarse, dried tobacco leaves.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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 Spanish canastro, canasto ("basket"). (Wiktionary)
“Then did the village doctor begin to praise his canaster.”
“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.”
“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.”
“While I was buying my ounce of canaster that dog entered the shop.”
“But I don't speak of the years in which that scorpion has been enjoying a salary and smoking canaster at my expense.”
“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 vacuum had great suction, low noise, an auto-rewind option, easy cleaning option with the click-out bagless canaster, and wasn't too heavy.”
“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.”
“a pound of canaster, the Frau Professorin knows that for two hours”
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