canasta


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Wikipedia.

canasta:

see rummyrummy,
card game played by two to six players with a standard deck. The cards usually rank from king down through ace. Seven cards are dealt to each player in the three- or four-hand game, one card is turned up on the table, and the remaining cards are left face down in a stock
..... Click the link for more information.
.

canasta

1. a card game for two to six players who seek to amass points by declaring sets of cards
2. a declared set in this game, containing seven or more like cards, worth 500 points if the canasta is pure or 300 if wild (containing up to three jokers)
References in periodicals archive ?
Elsa Canasta, meanwhile, is an unusual ballet by superstar choreographer Javier de Fruto, set to the work of Cole Porter and featuring a singer on stage.
In the 1950s and 60s, Canasta appeared on hundreds of TV shows in England and the U.
Michelle l'amour then contacted Nasty Canasta to take the idea to New York in October 2009.
Cheating at Canasta is no exception, with many reviewers calling it one of the best of Trevor's 12 short story collections.
Now, says Sequiera, the only canasta on which there is agreement is "A," the one containing products slated for immediate lifting of restrictions.
Las donaciones son magras: una familia de cuatro personas necesita casi cinco veces lo que da el gobiemo para comprar Ia canasta basica mensual.
Instead she revelled in parlour games, charades and the card game canasta and dedicated herself to playing the piano and learning to sing.
Ternent said: "I don't have to be Chan Canasta to work out why that is happening.
Only half the working age population are employed, most of them at the minimum wage, which today buys only a third of the canasta basica, the food needed by a family of four.
Eighty members of the Kings Point Canasta Club, South Florida's largest Canasta club, played an invitational competition this week in Miami Beach.
She also loved playing almost any game like Scrabble, cards and canasta.
May, who had lived at S Guisborough's Belmont View care home since 2008, was from a line of long livers and her guiltQS y secret was said to be cheating at Canasta.