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