Definitions of canary
  1. noun
    any of several small Old World finches
    synonyms: canary bird
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    Serinus canaria, common canary
    native to the Canary Islands and Azores; popular usually yellow cage bird noted for its song
    type of:
    any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds
  2. noun
    a female singer
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    type of:
    singer, vocaliser, vocalist, vocalizer
    a person who sings
  3. adjective
    having the color of a canary; of a light to moderate yellow
    synonyms: canary-yellow
    being or having or characterized by hue
  4. noun
    a moderate yellow with a greenish tinge
    synonyms: canary yellow
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    type of:
    yellow, yellowness
    yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons
  5. noun
    someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
    synonyms: fink, sneak, sneaker, snitch, snitcher, stool pigeon, stoolie, stoolpigeon
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    type of:
    betrayer, blabber, informer, rat, squealer
    one who reveals confidential information in return for money
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