canary seed


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canary seed

n
another name for birdseed
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canar′y seed`


n.
birdseed.
[1590–1600]
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Noun1.canary seed - a mixture of seeds used to feed caged birds
bird feed, bird food, birdseed - food given to birds; usually mixed seeds
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We'll send you a box of canary seed in the morning."
The area devoted to the main specialty crops in Saskatchewan--dry field pea, lentil, mustard seed, canary seed, dry field bean, triticale, buckwheat, sunflower and chickpea--increased from 136,000ha in 1981 to 2,474,000ha in 2001, or from 1.2 to 16.1 percent of all land sown to crops in the province.
Finches and siskins--thistle (niger), sunflower hearts, black-oil sunflower seed, millet, canary seed, fruits, peanut kernels, suet mixes.
In recent years, with farmers and entrepreneurs looking for alternative markets for the millions of acres of straw that is typically burned, there have been a number of plants opened to make building materials and industrial materials out of annual fibre materials such as barley, canary seed, canola, fescue, flax, oat, rye, and wheat.
Non-gardeners can also help by preparing mixes of sunflower hearts, millet and canary seed for bird tables and feeders.
Humboldt operates mustard & canary seed cleaning plants (also handling peas and lentils); a flour mill; and fertilizer & chemical dealership through a chain of 12 farm supply centres and the flour mill in Saskatchewan.
"Major annual crops would be canola, yellow peas, canary seed, and wheat."
In addition to the desirable sunflower seeds and millet, such mixtures can contain, in varying proportions, wheat, red miller, oats, peanut hearts, corn, canary seed, rice, and milo (also known as grain sorghum).
The regime included Magic Song Restorer, Magic Fruit and Egg, Magic Private Stock Canary Seed, and constant access to Magic Bird Gravel with Charcoal as well as Magic Jewel Bone (cuttlebone) for calcium.