Canary wood
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]


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  • canary wood — noun Etymology: from Canary Islands 1. : the wood of various trees: as a. : that of either of two laurels (Persea indica and P. canariensis) of Madeira and the Canary Islands b. : that of the Indian mulberry …   Useful english dictionary

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  • 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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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