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canary grassor ca·nar·y·grass (kə-nâr′ē-grăs′)
Any of several grasses of the genus Phalaris, especially the annual P. canariensis of the Mediterranean region and the Canary Islands, widely grown for its seed, used as food for cage birds.
1. (Plants) any of various grasses of the genus Phalaris, esp P. canariensis, that is native to Europe and N Africa and has straw-coloured seeds used as birdseed
2. (Plants) reed canary grass a related plant, Phalaris arundinacea, used as fodder throughout the N hemisphere
a grass, Phalariscanariensis, native to the Canary Islands, bearing seeds used as food for cage birds.
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|Noun||1.||canary grass - Canary Islands grass; seeds used as feed for caged birds|
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay