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English adjective: canary

1. canary having the color of a canary; of a light to moderate yellow



Antonymsachromatic, neutral

English noun: canary

1. canary (person) someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police

Synonymsfink, sneak, sneaker, snitch, snitcher, stool pigeon, stoolie, stoolpigeon

Broader (hypernym)betrayer, blabber, informer, rat, squealer

2. canary (person) a female singer

Broader (hypernym)singer, vocaliser, vocalist, vocalizer

Domain usagecolloquialism

3. canary (attribute) a moderate yellow with a greenish tinge

Synonymscanary yellow

Broader (hypernym)yellow, yellowness

4. canary (animal) any of several small Old World finches

Synonymscanary bird

Broader (hypernym)finch

Narrower (hyponym)common canary, Serinus canaria

Member meronymgenus Serinus, Serinus

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