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 for Canary bird
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Canary bird \Ca*na"ry bird`\ (Zool.)
     A small singing bird of the Finch family ({Serinus
     Canarius), a native of the Canary Islands. It was brought to
     Europe in the 16th century, and made a household pet. It
     generally has a yellowish body with the wings and tail
     greenish, but in its wild state it is more frequently of gray
     or brown color. It is sometimes called canary finch.
     [1913 Webster]
     Canary bird flower (Bot.), a climbing plant ({Trop[ae]olum
        peregrinum) with canary-colored flowers of peculiar form;
        -- called also canary vine.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  canary bird
      n 1: any of several small Old World finches [syn: canary,
           canary bird]

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