canary yellow

Origin of canary yellow

First recorded in 1860–65

Words Nearby canary yellow Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use canary yellow in a sentence

  • Green and brown often appear in the border, as well as a canary yellow peculiar to Asia Minor rugs.

    Oriental Rugs | Walter A. Hawley
  • The lower parts are slate-coloured tinged with green, save for the feathers of the thigh, which are canary yellow.

    Glimpses of Indian Birds | Douglas Dewar
  • Our chariot was black above, canary yellow below, beautifully varnished, and with our arms blazoned on each door.

    Chantry House | Charlotte M. Yonge

British Dictionary definitions for canary yellow

canary yellow

  1. : Sometimes shortened to: canary

    • a moderate yellow colour, sometimes with a greenish tinge

    • (as adjective): a canary-yellow car

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