canary

(species Serinus canaria), popular cage bird of the family Carduelidae (order Passeriformes). It owes its coloration and sustained vocal powers to ... [4 related articles]
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Canary

• (v. i.) To perform the canary dance; to move nimbly; to caper. • (n.) Wine made in the Canary Islands; sack. • (n.) A quick and lively dance. • (a.) Of or pertaining to the Canary Islands; as, canary wine; canary birds. • (a.) Of a pale yellowish color; as, Canary stone. • (n.) A pale yellow color, like that of a can...
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canary

canary-yellow adjective having the color of a canary; of a light to moderate yellow
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Canary

Ca·na'ry adjective [ French Canarie , Latin Canaria insula one of the Canary islands, said to be so called from its large dogs, from canis dog.] 1. Of or pertaining to the Canary Islands; as, canary wine; canary birds. 2. Of a pale yellowish color;...
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Canary

Ca·na'ry intransitive verb To perform the canary dance; to move nimbly; to caper. [ Obsolete] « But to jig of a tune at the tongue's end, canary to it with your feet. Shak. »
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Canary

Ca·na'ry noun ; plural Canaries . 1. Wine made in the Canary Islands; sack. 'A cup of canary .' Shak. 2. A canary bird. 3. A pale yellow color, like that of a canary bird. 4. A quick and lively dance. [ Obsolete] « Make you dance...
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canary

A common descriptive term for deep yellow coloured diamonds
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canary

Bird (Serinus canaria) of the finch family Fringillidae, found wild in the Canary Islands and Madeira. In its wild state the plumage is green, sometimes streaked with brown. The wild canary builds its nest of moss, feathers, and hair in thick high shrubs or trees, and produces two to four broods in a season. Canaries have been br...
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canary

canary (kunâr'ē) , common name for a familiar cage bird of the family Ploceidae (Old World finch family), descended from either the wild serin finch or from the very similar wild canary, Serinus canarius, of the Canary Islands, Madeira, and the Azores and introduced into Europe in the...
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canary

canary 1. A small finch (Serinus canaria) native to the Canary Islands that is greenish to yellow and has long been bred as a cage bird. 2. Slang: a woman singer; an informer; a stool pigeon. 3. A sweet white wine from the Canary Islands, similar to Madeira. 4. A light to moderate or vivid yellow. 5. Etymology: from about 1584, of the wine; and...
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Canary

Canary is slang for an informer.
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canary

lively Renaissance courtly dance
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Canary

The canary or canary-bird (Serinus canarius) is an insessorial singing bird of the finch family and native of the Canary islands. They were introduced to Europe in the latter part of the fifteenth century. Many of the caged canaries kept are actually mules produced from cross breeding a canary with an allied species such as the goldfinch, siskin or...
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