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Meaning of CANARY BIRD

Pronunciation:  ku'nehree burd

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any of several small Old World finches
 Synonyms: canary
 See Also: common canary, finch, genus Serinus, Serinus, Serinus canaria



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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}.

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