Origin of canary seed
First recorded in 1590–1600
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"I will take him a large bag of canary-seed," replied this good man.The Young Emigrants; Madelaine Tube; The Boy and the Book; and Crystal Palace
Susan Anne Livingston Ridley Sedgwick
The weaver-birds of Africa are mostly quite hardy and very easily kept, their food consisting, for the most part, of canary-seed.
White mice will eat nuts of all kinds, canary-seed, and various other grains.
As a treat, a little crushed hempseed or summer cabbage-seed may be mixed with the canary-seed.
Indeed a mixture of summer rape-seed, oatmeal and millet, or canary-seed, may be given them as a great treat.The Natural History of Cage Birds
J. M. Bechstein
- another name for birdseed
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