Definition of Canary seed

1. Noun. A mixture of seeds used to feed caged birds.

Generic synonyms: Bird Feed, Bird Food, Birdseed



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Canary Seed

canals of Scarpa
canals of Schlemm
canalside
canape
canapes
canaphite
canard
canards
canaried
canary
canary-yellow
canary bird
canary creeper
canary in a coal mine
canary seed (current term)
canary whitewood
canary yellow
canarybird flower
canarybird vine
canarying
canarylike
canarypox
canarypox virus
canasite
canasta
canastas
canaster
canasters
canavan disease

Literary usage of Canary seed

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1. The Year Book of Daily Recreation and Information: Concerning Remarkable Men ...by William Hone by William Hone (1841)
"They may soon be brought to eat canary seed, which is more wholesome.* There sat upon the linden-tree A bird, and sang its strain ; Si sweet it Rung, that, ..."

2. The New Century Home Book: A Mentor for Home Life in All Its Phases; a by Frank A. DePuy (1900)
"German rape seed and canary seed, in equal parts and well mixed, should be the staple food the year round. Be careful that the rape seed is not adulterated ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"Almost all of these are com paratively easy to treat in captivity, the larger ones being fed on maize, sunflower-seed, hemp, dari, oats, canary-seed, ..."

4. General View of the Agriculture of the County of Kent: With Observations on by John Boys (1805)
"canary seed.—There are three kinds of tilths for this crop; viz. summer-fallow, bean.stubble, and clover- lay ; the last the best. ..."

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