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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any of several small Old World finches; A moderate yellow with a greenish tinge; A female singer; Someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police. adj. - Having the color of moderate yellow with a greenish tinge.

Usage examples (33)
  • For centuries, miners have been taking canary birds down into their mines to warn them of potential disaster.
  • I am no philosopher, but just a plain canary-bird.
  • The Arctic is often described as the canary in the coal mine.
  • I think the island canary is dead and they are right at a brick wall. for more
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