Canary grass
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 color; as, Canary stone. [1913 Webster]

{Canary grass}, a grass of the genus {Phalaris} ({Phalaris Canariensis}), producing the seed used as food for canary birds.

{Canary stone} (Min.), a yellow species of carnelian, named from its resemblance in color to the plumage of the canary bird.

{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}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • canary grass — or reed canary grass n. an annual European grass (Phalaris canariensis) with thimble shaped heads of seeds (canary seed) used as food for cage birds …   English World dictionary

  • Canary grass — Taxobox name = Canary grass image width = 250px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Poales familia = Poaceae genus = Phalaris species = P. canariensis binomial = Phalaris canariensis binomial authority =… …   Wikipedia

  • Canary grass — kanarinis strypainis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos grūdinis, maistinis, pašarinis, vaistinis augalas (Phalaris canariensis), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Phalaris canariensis angl. Canary grass; Canary… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Canary-grass — kanarinis strypainis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos grūdinis, maistinis, pašarinis, vaistinis augalas (Phalaris canariensis), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Phalaris canariensis angl. Canary grass; Canary… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • canary grass — any of various grasses of the genus Phalaris, as P. canariensis, native to the Canary Islands, bearing seed used as food for cage birds, or P. arundinacea (reed canary grass), used throughout the Northern Hemisphere as fodder. [1660 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • Canary-grass — strypainis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių (Poaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Phalaris). atitikmenys: lot. Phalaris angl. Canary grass; reed grass vok. Kanariengras rus. канареечник lenk. mozga …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • canary grass — noun Canary Islands grass; seeds used as feed for caged birds • Syn: ↑birdseed grass, ↑Phalaris canariensis • Hypernyms: ↑grass • Member Holonyms: ↑Phalaris, ↑genus Phalaris …   Useful english dictionary

  • canary grass — canar′y grass n. pln a grass, Phalaris canariensis, native to the Canary Islands, bearing seeds used as food for cage birds • Etymology: 1660–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • canary-grass — canāˈry grass noun A grass (Phalaris canariensis) whose seed (canāˈry seed) is used as bird seed • • • Main Entry: ↑canary …   Useful english dictionary

  • canary grass — noun a tall grass of NW Africa and the Canary Islands, grown for its seeds which are fed to cage birds. [Genus Phalaris: several species.] …   English new terms dictionary

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