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A can with a lid, for tea, water, tobacco, biscuits, etc. Corruption of “catty” < Malay-Javanese “kati”=Chinese weight of 625 grams.

Container for holding tea; US a storage can for small items. From Malay “kati”=a weight used in China of 625 grammes/1+1/3rd pounds.

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