(intransitive) To dance nimbly (as in the canary dance)
Other Word Forms of Canary
Origin of Canary
French canari from Spanish canario of the Canary Islands from (Islas) Canarias Canary (Islands) from Late Latin Canāriae (Īnsulae) (islands) of dogs from Latin canārius pertaining to dogs, canine from canis dog kwon- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From French canarie, from Spanish canario, from the Latin Canariae insulae (“Canary Islands”) (Spanish Islas Canarias); from the largest island Insula Canaria (“Dog Island" or "Canine Island”), named for its dogs, from canārius (“canine”), from canis (“dog”).
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