- n. [鸟] 金丝雀；淡黄色
- n. (Canary)人名；(英)卡纳里
来自拉丁词Insula Canaria, 狗岛（大西洋岛屿），词源同cynic,canine。因在该岛上首次发现而得名。
- canary:  Small green finches (Serinus canarius) native to the Canary Islands were introduced as cage birds in England in the 16th century (the domestic breed is now for the most part yellow). They were called, naturally enough, canary birds, and by the mid 17th century this had become simply canary. The Canaries, a group of Spanish islands in the Atlantic off the northwest coast of Africa, got their name because one of them was famous in Roman times for a large breed of dog found there (Latin canārius ‘of dogs’ was a derivative of canís, source of English canine, chenille, and kennel and related to English hound).
=> canine, chenille, hound, kennel
- canary (n.)
- type of small songbird, 1650s (short for Canary-bird, 1570s), from French canarie, from Spanish canario "canary bird," literally "of the Canary Islands," from Latin Insula Canaria "Canary Island," largest of the Fortunate Isles, literally "island of dogs" (canis, genitive canarius; see canine (n.)), so called because large dogs lived there. The name was extended to the whole island group (Canariæ Insulæ) by the time of Arnobius (c.300). As a type of wine (from the Canary Islands) from 1580s.
- 1. His body was found at sea in waters off the Canary Islands.
- 2. My canary has laid an egg.
- 3. The canary has escaped from the cage.
- 4. Canary Wharf was set to provide 10 million square feet of office space.
- 5. He said he would try to write or call as soon as he reached the Canary Islands.
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