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 for Canary finch
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.
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     Canary bird flower (Bot.), a climbing plant ({Trop[ae]olum
        peregrinum) with canary-colored flowers of peculiar form;
        -- called also canary vine.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Finch \Finch\ (f[i^]nch), n.; pl. Finches (f[i^]nch"[e^]z).
     [AS. finc; akin to D. vink, OHG. fincho, G. fink; cf. W. pinc
     a finch; also E. spink.] (Zool.)
     A small singing bird of many genera and species, belonging to
     the family Fringillid[ae].
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     Note: The word is often used in composition, as in chaffinch,
           goldfinch, grassfinch, pinefinch, etc.
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     Bramble finch. See Brambling.
  
     Canary finch, the canary bird.
  
     Copper finch. See Chaffinch.
  
     Diamond finch. See under Diamond.
  
     Finch falcon (Zool.), one of several very small East Indian
        falcons of the genus Hierax.
  
     To pull a finch, to swindle an ignorant or unsuspecting
        person. [Obs.] "Privily a finch eke could he pull."
        --Chaucer.
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