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feminine noun
1. (hair)
a. gray hair (United States)
A mi hermana menor ya le están saliendo canas. My younger sister is already getting gray hairs.
b. white hair
La bruja tenía el cabello negro azabache con una sola cana. The witch's hair was jet black with one long white hair.
2. (prison) (South America)
a. jail
¡Vas a la cana por corrupto, Sr. President!You're going to jail for being corrupt, Mr. President!
3. (police) (Southern Cone)
a. cops (informal)
No le des pretexto a la cana para darte una paliza. Don't give the cops an excuse to give you a beating.
4. (hair)
a. grey
Mi profesor tiene el cabello rojo y la barba cana. My professor has red hair and a grey beard.
feminine noun
1. gray hair
  • echar una cana al aire (informal) to let one's hair down
  • peinar canas (informal) to be getting on, to be old
2. nick (informal) (cárcel) (Andes, Cuban Spanish, RP Br), joint (United States)
3. (informal) (polícia)
  • la cana the cops (RP)
(also canas) white o grey o gray hair; (EEUU)
echar una cana al aire to let one's hair down
faltar a las canas to show a lack of respect for one's elders
peinar canas to be getting on
cana (Latinoamérica)
1 (cárcel) jail; (celda) prison cell
caer en cana to land in jail
2 (policía) police
(policía) policeman
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