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ca·nar·y

 (kə-nâr′ē)
n. pl. ca·nar·ies
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. A woman singer.
b. 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.

[French canari, from Spanish canario, of the Canary Islands, from (Islas) Canarias, Canary (Islands), from Late Latin Canāriae (Īnsulae), (islands) of dogs, from Latin canārius, pertaining to dogs, canine, from canis, dog; see kwon- in Indo-European roots.]

canary

(kəˈnɛərɪ)
n, pl -naries
1. (Animals) a small finch, Serinus canaria, of the Canary Islands and Azores: a popular cagebird noted for its singing. Wild canaries are streaked yellow and brown, but most domestic breeds are pure yellow
2. (Colours) See canary yellow
3. history Austral a convict
4. archaic a sweet wine from the Canary Islands similar to Madeira
[C16: from Old Spanish canario of or from the Canary Islands]

ca•nar•y

(kəˈnɛər i)

n., pl. -nar•ies.
1. a small, sweetly singing greenish yellow finch, Serinus canaria, of the Canary Islands and vicinity, often a brilliant to pale yellow in varieties bred as cage birds.
2. a light, clear yellow color.
3. Slang. informer (def. 1).
4. a sweet white wine of the Canary Islands.
[1585–95; < Sp (Isla)Canaria]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.canary - someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
betrayer, blabber, informer, squealer, rat - one who reveals confidential information in return for money
2.canary - a female singer
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
singer, vocalist, vocalizer, vocaliser - a person who sings
3.canary - a moderate yellow with a greenish tinge
yellow, yellowness - yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons
4.canary - any of several small Old World finchescanary - any of several small Old World finches
finch - any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds
genus Serinus, Serinus - Old World finches; e.g. canaries and serins
common canary, Serinus canaria - native to the Canary Islands and Azores; popular usually yellow cage bird noted for its song
Adj.1.canary - having the color of a canary; of a light to moderate yellow
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
Translations
عُصْفور كَناريكَنَاريّ
кaнaрчe
canari
kanárkanárek
kanariefugl
kanario
kanarialintu
kanarinac
kanárikanárimadárkanárisárga
burungkenari
kanarífugl
canarinocanarino domesticocanario
カナリアカナリヤ金糸雀
카나리아
canaria fringilla
kanarėlė
kanārijputniņš
kanárik
kanarček
kanariefågel
นกขมิ้น
chim hoàng yến

canary

[kəˈnɛərɪ]
A. Ncanario m
B. CPD the Canary Islands NPLlas Islas Canarias
canary seed Nalpiste m
canary yellow Namarillo m canario

canary

[kəˈnɛəri] ncanari m, serin m

canary

n
(old, = wine) → Kanarienwein m (old)
(dated US, sl, = female singer) → Sängerin f
attr (colour: also canary yellow) → kanariengelb

canary

[kəˈnɛərɪ] ncanarino

canary

(kəˈneəri) plural caˈnaries noun
a type of small, yellow, singing bird, kept as a pet.

canary

كَنَاريّ kanár kanariefugl Kanarienvogel καναρίνι canario kanarialintu canari kanarinac canarino カナリア 카나리아 kanarie kanarifugl kanarek canário канарейка kanariefågel นกขมิ้น kanarya chim hoàng yến 金丝雀