canaster

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish canastro, from canasto (basket).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

canaster (uncountable)

  1. (tobacco) Coarse, dried tobacco leaves.
    • 1972, William Bates, George Cruikshank: the artist, the humorist, and the man, with some account of his brother Robert[1], →ISBN:
      The frontispiece to the first of these books, engraved on steel with much delicacy by Davenport, is so carefully drawn, and displays such refinement of humour, that it might be ascribed to Wilkie or Smirke; and in Knickerbocker, George could hardly then have become a misocapnist when he limned with such intense gusto the "Pipe-Plot," with its group of smoke-compelling burghers, or the "Death of Walter the Doubter," where his lymphatic Excellency, lungs and pipe exhausted together, exhales his peaceful soul in the last whiff of canaster!

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From cān(us) (gray) +‎ -aster.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

cānaster (feminine cānastra, neuter cānastrum); first/second-declension adjective (nominative masculine singular in -er)

  1. grizzled.
  2. half-gray.

DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective (nominative masculine singular in -er).

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative cānaster cānastra cānastrum cānastrī cānastrae cānastra
Genitive cānastrī cānastrae cānastrī cānastrōrum cānastrārum cānastrōrum
Dative cānastrō cānastrō cānastrīs
Accusative cānastrum cānastram cānastrum cānastrōs cānastrās cānastra
Ablative cānastrō cānastrā cānastrō cānastrīs
Vocative cānaster cānastra cānastrum cānastrī cānastrae cānastra

ReferencesEdit

  • canaster”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • canaster in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette