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. grey hair (United Kingdom) 
Tienes una cana en el bigote, Papi.You have a grey hair in your moustache, Daddy.
La bruja tenía el cabello negro azabache con una sola cana larga.The witch's hair was jet black with just one long white hair.
2. (colloquial) (prison) (South America) 
a. jail 
¡Vas a la cana por corrupto, Sr. President!You're going to jail for being corrupt, Mr. President!
3. (colloquial) (police) (Southern Cone) 
a. cops (colloquial) 
No le des pretexto a la cana para detenerte.Don't give the cops an excuse to arrest you.
1. (general) 
a. gray hair 
2. (colloquial) 
a. no direct translation 
echar una cana al aireto let one's hair down
3. (colloquial) 
a. no direct translation 
peinar canasto be getting on, to be old
4. (colloquial) () 
a. nick (United Kingdom) 
b. joint (United States) 
5. (colloquial) (River Plate) 
a. no direct translation 
la canathe cops
(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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