Canaster
Canaster Ca*nas"ter, n. [Sp. canasta, canastro, basket, fr. L. canistrum. See {Canister}.] 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. --McElrath. [1913 Webster]

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