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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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Canaries - a group of mountainous islands in the Atlantic off the northwest coast of Africa forming Spanish provincesCanaries - a group of mountainous islands in the Atlantic off the northwest coast of Africa forming Spanish provinces
Espana, Kingdom of Spain, Spain - a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
Tenerife - a Spanish island in the Atlantic off the northwestern coast of Africa; the largest of the Canary Islands
Translations
Kanárské ostrovy
De Kanariske Øer
Kanariansaaret
Kanarsko otočje
カナリア諸島
카나리아 제도
Kanarieöarna
หมู่เกาะแคนารี่
quần đảo Canary

Canaries

[kəˈnɛərɪz] NPL the Canarieslas Canarias

Canaries

[kəˈnɛərɪz] npl the Canariesle Canarie

Canaries

جُزُرُ الكَنَارِي Kanárské ostrovy De Kanariske Øer Kanaren Κανάριοι Νήσοι Canarias Kanariansaaret Canaries Kanarsko otočje isole Canarie カナリア諸島 카나리아 제도 Canarische Eilanden Kanariøyene Wyspy Kanaryjskie Ilhas Canárias Канарские острова Kanarieöarna หมู่เกาะแคนารี่ Kanarya Adaları quần đảo Canary 加那利群岛
References in classic literature ?
And presently the canaries, who had heard all about Doctor Dolittle from birds of passage, came and led him to a beautiful spring of cool, clear water where the canaries used to take their bath; and they showed him lovely meadows where the bird-seed grew and all the other sights of their island.
A little later, when they had all had plenty to eat and drink, and were lying on their backs while the canaries sang for them, two of the swallows came hurrying up, very flustered and excited.
And he called his animals together at once, said Good-by to the canaries and ran down to the beach.
He bows to her, he habitually addresses her as "my angel," he carries his canaries to pay her little visits on his fingers and to sing to her, he kisses her hand when she gives him his cigarettes; he presents her with sugar-plums in return, which he puts into her mouth playfully, from a box in his pocket.
One could go to the cigar factory and chat with the old German who raised canaries for sale, and look at his stuffed birds.
It was a little dialogue between asters and sweet-peas, wild canaries in the lilac bush, and the guardian spirit of the garden.
Bird-fanciers have sought the congenial tranquillity of the scene; and pigeons coo, and canaries twitter, in Vauxhall Walk.
She was fond of feeding dependent creatures, and knew the private tastes of all the animals about the house, delighting in the little rippling sounds of her canaries when their beaks were busy with fresh seed, and in the small nibbling pleasures of certain animals which, lest she should appear too trivial, I will here call "the more familiar rodents.
A very low place--lodging-houses, you know, with canaries in the window.
CANARIE designs and delivers digital infrastructure, and drives its adoption for Canada's research, education and innovation communities.
CANARIE designs, delivers, and drives the adoption of digital infrastructure for Canada's research and education communities.
SGI chose to conduct this long-distance trial using the CANARIE network because of its excellent high-bandwidth optical infrastructure and support along with on-going industrial?