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

  Canary \Ca*na"ry\, a. [F. Canarie, L. Canaria insula one of the
     Canary islands, said to be so called from its large dogs, fr.
     canis dog.]
     1. Of or pertaining to the Canary Islands; as, canary wine;
        canary birds.
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     2. Of a pale yellowish color; as, Canary stone.
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     Canary grass, a grass of the genus Phalaris ({Phalaris
        Canariensis), producing the seed used as food for canary
     Canary stone (Min.), a yellow species of carnelian, named
        from its resemblance in color to the plumage of the canary
     Canary wood, the beautiful wood of the trees Persea
        Indica and Persea Canariensis, natives of Madeira and
        the Canary Islands.
     Canary vine. See Canary bird flower, under Canary bird.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Canary \Ca*na"ry\, n.; pl. Canaries.
     1. Wine made in the Canary Islands; sack. "A cup of canary."
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     2. A canary bird.
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     3. A pale yellow color, like that of a canary bird.
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     4. A quick and lively dance. [Obs.]
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              Make you dance canary
              With sprightly fire and motion.       --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Canary \Ca*na"ry\, v. i.
     To perform the canary dance; to move nimbly; to caper. [Obs.]
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           But to jig of a tune at the tongue's end, canary to it
           with your feet.                          --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: having the color of a canary; of a light to moderate
             yellow [syn: canary, canary-yellow]
      n 1: someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police [syn:
           fink, snitch, snitcher, stoolpigeon, stool
           pigeon, stoolie, sneak, sneaker, canary]
      2: a female singer
      3: a moderate yellow with a greenish tinge [syn: canary
         yellow, canary]
      4: any of several small Old World finches [syn: canary,
         canary bird]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  114 Moby Thesaurus words for "canary":
     Heldentenor, Meistersinger, Philomel, alto, aria singer, aureate,
     auric, baritenor, baritone, bass, basso, basso buffo,
     basso cantante, basso profundo, beige, betrayer, blues singer,
     buff, buff-yellow, bulbul, canary-yellow, cantatrice, cantor,
     caroler, chanter, chantress, citron, citron-yellow,
     coloratura soprano, comic bass, contralto, countertenor, cream,
     creamy, crooner, cuckoo, deep bass, diva, dramatic soprano, ecru,
     fallow, feathered songster, flaxen, gilded, gilt, gold,
     gold-colored, golden, heroic tenor, hymner, improvisator, lark,
     lead singer, lemon, lemon-yellow, lieder singer, luteolous,
     lutescent, mavis, melodist, mezzo-soprano, mockingbird, nark,
     nightingale, ocherish, ocherous, ochery, ochreous, ochroid,
     ochrous, ochry, opera singer, or, oriole, prima donna, primrose,
     primrose-colored, primrose-yellow, psalm singer, ringdove,
     rock-and-roll singer, saffron, saffron-colored, saffron-yellow,
     sallow, sand-colored, sandy, singer, singing bird, singstress,
     snitch, song sparrow, songbird, songster, songstress, soprano,
     squealer, stool pigeon, stoolie, straw, straw-colored, tenor,
     thrush, tipster, torch singer, vocalist, vocalizer, voice, warbler,
     xanthic, xanthous, yellow, yellowish, yodeler

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