What is canary?

  • (noun): A moderate yellow with a greenish tinge.
    Synonyms: canary yellow
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "canary":

  • (noun): A female singer.
  • (adj): Having the color of a canary; a light to moderate yellow.
    Synonyms: canary-yellow
  • (noun): Any of several small Old World finches.
    Synonyms: canary bird

Famous quotes containing the word canary:

    Cruelty is a mystery, and the waste of pain. But if we describe a word to compass these things, a world that is a long, brute game, then we bump against another mystery: the inrush of power and delight, the canary that sings on the skull.
    Annie Dillard (b. 1945)