1. [syn: canary grass, birdseed grass, Phalaris canariensis]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Canary \Ca*na"ry\, a. [F. Canarie, L. Canaria insula one of the
Canary islands, said to be so called from its large dogs, fr.
1. Of or pertaining to the Canary Islands; as, canary wine;
2. Of a pale yellowish color; as, Canary stone.
Canary grass, a grass of the genus Phalaris (Phalaris
Canariensis), producing the seed used as food for canary
Canary stone (Min.), a yellow species of carnelian, named
from its resemblance in color to the plumage of the canary
Canary wood, the beautiful wood of the trees Persea
Indica and Persea Canariensis, natives of Madeira and
the Canary Islands.
Canary vine. See Canary bird flower, under Canary bird.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: Canary Islands grass; seeds used as feed for caged birds
[syn: canary grass, birdseed grass, Phalaris