Definition of Canary bird

1. Noun. Any of several small Old World finches.

Exact synonyms: Canary
Generic synonyms: Finch
Group relationships: Genus Serinus, Serinus
Specialized synonyms: Common Canary, Serinus Canaria



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Canary Bird

canallers
canalling
canals
canals for lesser palatine nerves
canals of Scarpa
canals of Schlemm
canalside
canape
canapes
canaphite
canard
canards
canaried
canary
canary-yellow
canary bird (current term)
canary creeper
canary in a coal mine
canary seed
canary whitewood
canary yellow
canarybird flower
canarybird vine
canarying
canarylike
canarypox
canarypox virus
canasite
canasta

Literary usage of Canary bird

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1. The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication by Charles Darwin (1899)
"DUCK—GOOSE—PEACOCK—TURKEY—GUINEA-FOWI,—CANARY- BIRD—GOLD-FISH— ... CANARY-BIRD. GOLD-FISH, HIVE-UREA. SILK-MOTHS, SPECIES AND BREEDS OF—ANCIENTLY ..."

2. The New-York magazine; or, Literary repository (1792)
"But when the female Goldfinch is put to a male canary bird, the pairing takes ... To fuc- ceed, a male canary bird is never to b? put into a cage where ..."

3. A History of the Earth, and Animated Natureby Oliver Goldsmith, Washington Irving by Oliver Goldsmith, Washington Irving (1854)
"It is this that has rendered the Canary-bird, next to the nightingale, ... In choosing the Canary-bird, those are best that appear with life and boldness, ..."

4. The Looking-glass for the Mind; Or, Intellectual Mirror;: Being an Elegant by Berquin (Arnaud), M. Berquin, John Bewick (1796)
"... NANCY AND HER canary bird, POOR CHERRY. AS Nancy was one day looking out of her window, a man happened to come by, crying, -" Canary-birds; ..."

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