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Meaning of CANARY

Pronunciation:  ku'nehree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of several small Old World finches
  2. [n]  a moderate yellow with a greenish tinge
  3. [n]  (informal) a female singer
  4. [n]  someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
  5. [adj]  having the color of a canary; a light to moderate yellow

CANARY is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: canary bird, canary yellow, canary-yellow, chromatic, fink, sneak, sneaker, snitch, snitcher, stoolie, stoolpigeon
 See Also: betrayer, blabber, common canary, finch, genus Serinus, informer, rat, Serinus, Serinus canaria, singer, squealer, vocaliser, vocalist, vocalizer, yellow, yellowness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ca*na"ry\, a. [F. Canarie, L. Canaria insula one of the
    Canary islands, said to be so called from its large dogs, fr.
    canis dog.]
    1. Of or pertaining to the Canary Islands; as, canary wine;
       canary birds.
    2. Of a pale yellowish color; as, Canary stone.
    {Canary grass}, a grass of the genus {Phalaris} ({P.
       Canariensis}), producing the seed used as food for canary
    {Canary stone} (Min.), a yellow species of carnelian, named
       from its resemblance in color to the plumage of the canary
    {Canary wood}, the beautiful wood of the trees {Persea
       Indica} and {P. Canariensis}, natives of Madeira and the
       Canary Islands.
    {Canary vine}. See {Canary bird flower}, under {Canary bird}.
  2. \Ca*na"ry\, n.; pl. {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. [Obs.]
             Make you dance canary With sprightly fire and
             motion.                               --Shak.
  3. \Ca*na"ry\, v. i.
    To perform the canary dance; to move nimbly; to caper. [Obs.]
          But to jig of a tune at the tongue's end, canary to it
          with your feet.                          --Shak.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a canary in your dream, represents happiness and harmony.
Thesaurus Terms
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