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Adjective: canary  ku'neh-ree
  1. Having the colour of a canary; of a light to moderate yellow
    - canary-yellow
Noun: canary  ku'neh-ree
  1. [N. Amer] Someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
    - fink [N. Amer], snitch, snitcher, stoolpigeon, stool pigeon, stoolie [N. Amer], sneak, sneaker, grass [Brit], snout [Brit]
  2. A female singer
  3. A moderate yellow with a greenish tinge
    - canary yellow
  4. Any of several small Old World finches
    - canary bird

Derived forms: canaries

See also: chromatic

Type of: betrayer, blabber, finch, informer, rat, singer, squealer, vocaliser [Brit], vocalist, vocalizer, yellow, yellowness

Part of: genus Serinus, Serinus

Encyclopedia: Canary, LLC