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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Canary Islands, Canariesnoun

    a group of mountainous islands in the Atlantic off the northwest coast of Africa forming Spanish provinces


  1. Canariesnoun

    Canary Islands.

  2. Canariesnoun

    Nickname of Norwich City Football Club.

  3. canariesnoun

    Plural form of canary.


  1. canaries

    Canaries are small, brightly colored songbirds that belong to the finch family, native to the Canary Islands. They are known for their pleasing, melodic song and are commonly kept as pets. Canaries are also used in research and were historically used in coal mining to detect poisonous gases, which is where the term "canary in the coal mine" originated. They are usually yellow, but there are also red and orange varieties due to selective breeding.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Canaries

    of Canary

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Canaries

    Any of several Old World finches of the genus Serinus.

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  1. Canarsie

  2. Cesarian

  3. scenaria

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of canaries in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of canaries in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of canaries in a Sentence

  1. Adam Barrass:

    We have argued for a long time that Nordic banks, Swedbank and Nordea in particular, have been the canaries in the coal mine, they have shown the path that you should follow in a negative rate environment or as net interest margins get squeezed.

  2. Whitney Tilson:

    We were the canaries in the coal mine.

  3. Jessie Diggins:

    We're your canaries in the coal mine. We see [ climate change ] happening all over the world, and it affects everyone at every level. I see man-made snow everywhere we go — nobody can count on natural snow anymore. It's a sign we really need to do something. Climate change is taking away a very healthy, incredibly fun, family-oriented sport that I love.

  4. De Anda:

    Our representatives don’t talk about climate change; it’s a real problem, climate change is real. Our communities are the canaries in the coal mine. We get hit first.

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