canary

Primary Meanings of canary

1.
n
any of several small Old World finches
2.
adjn
having the color of a canary; of a light to moderate yellow
a moderate yellow with a greenish tinge
3.
n
someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
Full Definitions of canary
1

n any of several small Old World finches

Synonyms:
canary bird
Types:
Serinus canaria, common canary
native to the Canary Islands and Azores; popular usually yellow cage bird noted for its song
Type of:
finch
any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds

n a female singer

Type of:
singer, vocaliser, vocalist, vocalizer
a person who sings
2

adj having the color of a canary; of a light to moderate yellow

Synonyms:
canary-yellow
chromatic
being or having or characterized by hue

n a moderate yellow with a greenish tinge

Synonyms:
canary yellow
Type of:
yellow, yellowness
yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons
3

n someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police

Synonyms:
fink, sneak, sneaker, snitch, snitcher, stool pigeon, stoolie, stoolpigeon
Type of:
betrayer, blabber, informer, rat, squealer
one who reveals confidential information in return for money

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