Definition of canary :
1. A canary bird.
2. A pale yellow color, like that of a canary bird.
3. A quick and lively dance.
4. Of a pale yellowish color; as, stone.
5. To perform the canary dance; to move nimbly; to caper.
6. Wine made in the Islands; sack.
bird (part of speech: noun)
grackle, road runner, snipe, crow, stork, peregrine, yellowbird, penguin, bluebill, crested jay, barn owl, coot, turkey, loon, sandpiper, blackbird, peacock, emu, swallow, cuckoo, jackdaw, eagle, bird, mockingbird, horned owl, oriole, tern, parrot, gull, swift, robin, parakeet, vulture, lovebird, ibis, partridge, wren, thrush, bittern, pheasant, myna, hawk, duck, hummingbird, lark, cardinal, sea gull, woodpecker, harrier, pelican, mourning dove, ostrich, tit, crane, egret, curlew, weaver, owl, grouse, condor, jay, cassowary, dove, cockatoo, goose, sheldrake, osprey, plover, cormorant, teal, raven, finch, heron, grosbeak, nuthatch, redwing, booby, waxwing, squab, rook, Canada goose, blue jay, nightingale, starling, bluebird, ringtail, macaw, swan, puffin, dodo, bald eagle, magpie, falcon, chickadee, quetzal, turtledove, goldfinch, mallard, pigeon, sparrow, flamingo, kingfisher, buzzard, bullfinch, spoonbill, songbird, albatross, redbird
yellow (part of speech: adjective)
gold, aurin, honey, crocus, dandelion, sunny, saffron, maize, sunshine, amber, yellow, buttery, creamy, sulfur, chartreuse, tawny, citron, honey-colored, sandy, buff, jasmine, champagne, primrose, ecru, xanthic, gilded, golden, fallow, straw, flaxen, mustard, cream-colored, jaundiced, sallow, lemon, goldenrod
- " I want something that's alive," she said, " like a canary- bird, or one of Miss Betsy's hens. - "Peggy in Her Blue Frock", Eliza Orne White.
- Hops the canary 'neath the wires, Speaks the canary not a word; When to my heart the chill has struck, How can I sing? - "The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 3", Robert H. Newell.
- Teddy wanted to hear a great deal more about the canary, but Harriett said she must go now, so he was left alone again to play with his toys. - "The Counterpane Fairy", Katharine Pyle.