Complete Definition of "canary"

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English
Image:Yellow_finch_1.jpg|thumb|right|220px|A canary bird (1)

Etymology
From the Latin Canaria insula, Canary Islands (Islas Canarias); named for its dogs (canis).

Pronunciation
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Noun
en-noun|canaries

  1. a small, usually yellow, finch, a songbird native to the Canary Islands .
  2. colour a light, slightly greenish, yellow colour.

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  1. a light, sweet, white wine from the Canary Islands
  2. a lively dance, possibly of Spanish origin (also called canaries)
  3. colloquial a female singer, soprano, a coloratura singer.
  4. any of various small birds of different countries, most of which are largely yellow in colour
  5. slang an informer or snitch, squealer (someone who "sings" to the police)
  6. slang (yellow) capsule of barbiturate Nembutalâ¢
  7. italbrac|metaphorically Any test subject, especially an inadvertent or unwilling one. (From the mining practice of using canaries to detect dangerous gases.)
  8. context|Australian English|colloquial A sticker of unroadworthiness.

Scientific names
Serinus canaria
Serinus pusillus
Serinus serinus

Translations
trans-top|Bird from Canary Islands
Bulgarian: кaнaÑÑe n
Chinese: éä¸é (jÄ«nsÄ«què)
Czech: kanár, kanárek m
Danish: kanariefugl g|Danish
Dutch: kanarie m, kanarievogel m
Esperanto: kanario
Finnish: kanarialintu
French: canari m
German: Kanarienvogel m
Greek: καναÏίνι (kanaríni) n
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Indonesian: burung kenari
Italian: canario m
Japanese: ã«ããªã¢ (kanaria), ã«ããªã¤ (kanariya), (literary) é糸é (kanaria)
Latin: canaria fringilla
Polish: kanarek m
Portuguese: canário m
Russian: кaнaÑeйкa (kanaréjka) f
Slovak: kanárik m
Slovene: kanarÄek m
Spanish: canario m
Vietnamese: chim tÆ°á»c, chim bạch yến
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trans-top|Colour
Czech: kanárkovÄ Å¾lutá f
Dutch: kanariegeel n
French: jaune canari m
Greek: καναÏινί (kanariní) n
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Japanese: ã«ããªã¢è² (ã«ããªã¢ãã, kanaria-iro)
Slovak: kanárikovo žltá f
Vietnamese: (màu) vàng nhạt
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trans-top|Wine
Vietnamese: rượu canary
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trans-top|Dance
Portuguese: canário m
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trans-top|Soprano
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trans-top|Small yellow bird in general
Greek: καναÏίνι (kanaríni) n
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trans-top|Squealer
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trans-top|Nembutal-capsule
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trans-top|Test object
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Catalan: canari m
ttbc|Hungarian: kanári madár
ttbc|Low Saxon (âLow Germanâ): Kanaarnvagel m, Kanaarjenvagel m, Kanaljenvagel m
ttbc|Spanish: canario m

Adjective
canary (compar: more canary, superl: most canary)

  1. colour of a light yellow colour.

Translations

Danish: kanariegul
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Verb
en-verb|canar|i|ed

  1. intransitive to dance nimbly (as in the canary dance)

Translations

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Derived terms
bush canary
canary creeper
canary grass
canary in a coal mine
canary yellow

Related terms
serin
yellowhead

See also
Wiktionary_Appendix:Colours|Appendix:Colours

Category:Birds
Category:Colors
Category:Yellows

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