Ca·na·ry v. i. To perform the canary dance; to move nimbly; to caper. [Obs.]
But to jig of a tune at the tongue's end, canary to it with your feet. --Shak.
Ca·na·ry, n.; pl. Canaries
1. Wine made in the Canary Islands; sack. “A cup of canary.”
2. A canary bird.
3. A pale yellow color, like that of a canary bird.
4. A quick and lively dance. [Obs.]
Make you dance canary
With sprightly fire and motion. --Shak.
1. Of or pertaining to the Canary Islands; as, canary wine; canary birds.
2. Of a pale yellowish color; as, Canary stone.
Canary grass, a grass of the genus Phalaris (Phalaris Canariensis), producing the seed used as food for canary birds.
Canary stone Min., a yellow species of carnelian, named from its resemblance in color to the plumage of the canary bird.
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.
adj : having the color of a canary; a light to moderate yellow
n 1: someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police [syn:
fink, snitch, snitcher, stoolpigeon, stoolie,
2: a female singer
3: a moderate yellow with a greenish tinge [syn: canary yellow]
4: any of several small Old World finches [syn: canary bird]