Canary bird
Canary bird Ca*na"ry bird` (Zo["o]l.) 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}. [1913 Webster]

{Canary bird flower} (Bot.), a climbing plant ({Trop[ae]olum peregrinum}) with canary-colored flowers of peculiar form; -- called also {canary vine}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Canary Bird — La luminosité de Canary Bird Type Hybride de Rosa xanthina Obtenteur Paul Pays …   Wikipédia en Français

  • canary-bird — canāˈry bird noun 1. A canary 2. A jailbird or convict (slang) 3. A mistress • • • Main Entry: ↑canary …   Useful english dictionary

  • canary bird — noun any of several small Old World finches • Syn: ↑canary • Hypernyms: ↑finch • Hyponyms: ↑common canary, ↑Serinus canaria • Member Holonyms: ↑Seri …   Useful english dictionary

  • canary bird — type of small yellow bird …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Canary bird — (history) convict (named from yellow colour of the prisoner s clothing in the early days of the colony) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • canary bird — Australian Slang (history) convict (named from yellow colour of the prisoner s clothing in the early days of the colony) …   English dialects glossary

  • Canary bird flower — Canary bird Ca*na ry bird (Zo[ o]l.) 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • canary-bird-flower — karpytalapė nasturtė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Nasturtinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Tropaeolum peregrinum), paplitęs Peru. atitikmenys: lot. Tropaeolum peregrinum angl. canary bird flower; canary bird vine; canary creeper pranc.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • canary-bird-vine — karpytalapė nasturtė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Nasturtinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Tropaeolum peregrinum), paplitęs Peru. atitikmenys: lot. Tropaeolum peregrinum angl. canary bird flower; canary bird vine; canary creeper pranc.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • 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. canis dog.] 1. Of or pertaining to the Canary Islands; as, canary wine; canary birds. [1913 Webster] 2. Of a pale yellowish… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”