Meaning of canary
Pronunciation: (ku-nâr'ē), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -nar•ies,
- any of several Old World finches of the genus Serinus, esp. S. canarianative 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.
- a light, clear yellow color.
- informer (def. 1).
- a female singer, esp. with a dance band.
- a sweet white wine of the Canary Islands, resembling sherry.
- a yellow diamond.
- having the color canary.
- canary (Thesaurus)