Definition of Canary bird
1. Noun. Any of several small Old World finches.
Generic synonyms: Finch
Group relationships: Genus Serinus, Serinus
Specialized synonyms: Common Canary, Serinus Canaria
Lexicographical Neighbors of Canary Bird
Literary usage of Canary bird
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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; ..."