1. [syn: canary, canary bird]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Canary bird \Ca*na"ry bird`\ (Zool.)
A small singing bird of the Finch family (Serinus
Canarius), a native of the Canary Islands. It was brought to
Europe in the 16th century, and made a household pet. It
generally has a yellowish body with the wings and tail
greenish, but in its wild state it is more frequently of gray
or brown color. It is sometimes called canary finch.
Canary bird flower (Bot.), a climbing plant (Trop[ae]olum
peregrinum) with canary-colored flowers of peculiar form;
-- called also canary vine.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: any of several small Old World finches [syn: canary,