Canary (noun)

  1. A small yellow and green finch (Serinus canaria) that is a popular cage bird.
  2. A pale yellow or yellowish-green color.
  3. A person or thing that serves as an early warning of danger or trouble.


From old spanish canaria, from latin canaria, feminine of canarius, from canaria (canary islands), from the indigenous guanche name for the island of tenerife, canaria.


  1. She kept a canary in a cage in her living room.
  2. The walls of the kitchen were painted in a cheerful canary yellow.
  3. The canary in the coal mine was the first sign that the air quality was poor.
  4. The new security system is like a canary in the coal mine, alerting us to potential breaches.
  5. The company's stock is acting like a canary in the coal mine, indicating a broader market downturn.
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