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EtymologyEdit

From Latin canistrum, from Ancient Greek κάναστρον (kánastron), κάνιστρον (kánistron). Compare English canister.

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canestro m (plural canestri)

  1. basket (normal, and in basketball)
  2. hamper
    Synonym: cesto
    • 1973, “Il signor Hood”, in Alice non lo sa, performed by Francesco De Gregori:
      Lo vedi sempre con le spalle al sole, / con un canestro di parole nuove / calpestare nuove aiuole
      You always see it with his shoulders to the sun, / with a hamper of new words / trampling new flowerbeds

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