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ca•nar•y



Pronunciation: (ku-nâr'ē), [key]
n., pl. -nar•ies,
adj.


n.
1. any of several Old World finches of the genus Serinus, esp. S. canaria (common canary), native to the Canary Islands and often kept as a pet, in the wild being greenish with brown streaks above and yellow below and in domesticated varieties usually bright yellow or pale yellow.
2. Also called canary yellow. a light, clear yellow color.
3. Slang.informer (def. 1).
4. Slang.a female singer, esp. with a dance band.
5. a sweet white wine of the Canary Islands, resembling sherry.
6. a yellow diamond.

adj.
having the color canary.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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