Associations to the word «Canary»


CANARY, noun. A small, usually yellow, finch (genus Serinus), a songbird native to the Canary Islands.
CANARY, noun. Any of various small birds of different countries, most of which are largely yellow in colour.
CANARY, noun. A light, slightly greenish, yellow colour.
CANARY, noun. A light, sweet, white wine from the Canary Islands.
CANARY, noun. A lively dance, possibly of Spanish origin (also called canaries).
CANARY, noun. Any test subject, especially an inadvertent or unwilling one. (From the mining practice of using canaries to detect dangerous gases.)
CANARY, noun. (informal) A female singer, soprano, a coloratura singer.
CANARY, noun. (slang) An informer or snitch; a squealer.
CANARY, noun. (slang) A (usually yellow) capsule of the short-acting barbiturate pentobarbital/pentobarbitone (Nembutal).
CANARY, noun. (Australia) (informal) A yellow sticker of unroadworthiness.
CANARY, adjective. Of a light yellow colour.
CANARY, verb. (intransitive) to dance nimbly (as in the canary dance)
CANARY, verb. (slang) to inform or snitch, to betray secrets, especially about illegal activities.
CANARY, noun. (soccer) someone connected with Norwich City Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.
CANARY CREEPER, noun. Tropaeolum peregrinum, a climbing plant native to western South America.
CANARY GIRL, noun. (UK) A female worker making TNT shells during World War I.
CANARY GIRLS, noun. Plural of canary girl
CANARY GRASS, noun. Phalaris canariensis, a grass whose seeds are used as birdseed
CANARY IN A COAL MINE, noun. (idiomatic) Something whose sensitivity to adverse conditions makes it a useful early indicator of such conditions; something which warns of the coming of greater danger or trouble by a deterioration in its health or welfare.
CANARY IN THE COAL MINE, noun. Alternative form of canary in a coal mine
CANARY ISLANDER, noun. Someone from the Canary Islands
CANARY ISLANDERS, noun. Plural of Canary Islander
CANARY ISLANDS, proper noun. An archipelago off the coast of north-western Africa, near Morocco and belonging to Spain.

Dictionary definition

CANARY, noun. Someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police.
CANARY, noun. A female singer.
CANARY, noun. A moderate yellow with a greenish tinge.
CANARY, noun. Any of several small Old World finches.
CANARY, adjective. Having the color of a canary; of a light to moderate yellow.

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