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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Canary  \Ca*na"ry\,  n.;  pl  {Canaries}. 
  1.  Wine  made  in  the  Canary  Islands;  sack.  ``A  cup  of 
  canary.''  --Shak. 
 
  2.  A  canary  bird. 
 
  3.  A  pale  yellow  color,  like  that  of  a  canary  bird. 
 
  4.  A  quick  and  lively  dance.  [Obs.] 
 
  Make  you  dance  canary  With  sprightly  fire  and 
  motion.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Canary  \Ca*na"ry\,  v.  i. 
  To  perform  the  canary  dance;  to  move  nimbly;  to  caper.  [Obs.] 
 
  But  to  jig  of  a  tune  at  the  tongue's  end  canary  to  it 
  with  your  feet.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  Of  a  pale  yellowish  color;  as  Canary  stone. 
 
  {Canary  grass},  a  grass  of  the  genus  {Phalaris}  ({P. 
  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  {P.  Canariensis},  natives  of  Madeira  and  the 
  Canary  Islands. 
 
  {Canary  vine}.  See  {Canary  bird  flower},  under  {Canary  bird}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  canary 
  adj  :  having  the  color  of  a  canary;  a  light  to  moderate  yellow 
  [syn:  {canary-yellow}] 
  n  1:  someone  acting  as  an  informer  or  decoy  for  the  police  [syn: 
  {fink},  {snitch},  {stoolpigeon},  {stoolie},  {sneak}] 
  2:  (informal)  a  female  singer 
  3:  a  moderate  yellow  with  a  greenish  tinge  [syn:  {canary  yellow}] 
  4:  any  of  several  small  Old  World  finches  [syn:  {canary  bird}] 




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