canary yellow

canary yellow
noun Date: 1853 a light to a moderate or vivid yellow

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  • canary yellow — n. a light yellow …   English World dictionary

  • canary yellow — noun a moderate yellow with a greenish tinge • Syn: ↑canary • Derivationally related forms: ↑canary (for: ↑canary) • Hypernyms: ↑yellow, ↑yellowness …   Useful english dictionary

  • canary yellow — COLOUR Something that is canary yellow is a light yellow in colour. ...a canary yellow Porsche …   English dictionary

  • canary yellow — canary (def. 2). [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • canary-yellow — adjective having the color of a canary; of a light to moderate yellow • Syn: ↑canary • Similar to: ↑chromatic • Derivationally related forms: ↑canary (for: ↑canary) …   Useful english dictionary

  • canary yellow — canar′y yel′low n. canary 2) • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • canary yellow — light yellow color …   English contemporary dictionary

  • canary canary-yellow — colorful colorful adj. 1. having striking color. Opposite of {colorless}. Note: [Narrower terms: {changeable, chatoyant, iridescent, shot}; {deep, rich}; {flaming}; {fluorescent, glowing}; {prismatic}; {psychedelic}; {red, ruddy, flushed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • canary — ► NOUN (pl. canaries) 1) a bright yellow finch with a melodious song, popular as a cage bird. 2) (also canary yellow) a bright yellow colour. ORIGIN from the Canary Islands, to which one species of the bird is native; the name of the islands is… …   English terms dictionary

  • canary — [kə ner′ē] n. pl. canaries [Fr canarie < Sp canario < L Canaria (insula), Canary (island), lit., island of dogs < canis dog (see HOUND1): so called from its large dogs] 1. a small, yellow finch (Serinus canaria) native to the Canary… …   English World dictionary

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