Canasta



a variety of rummy in which the main object is to meld sets of seven or more cards.
Historical Examples

Time Enough at Last Lyn Venable

noun
a card game for two to six players who seek to amass points by declaring sets of cards
Also called meld. 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)
n.

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