An example of canopy is a thick forest that the sun doesn't shine through onto the ground below.
An example of canopy is the fabric cover being held by a post at each corner above a bed.
Origin of canopy
- Middle English canape from Medieval Latin canāpēum mosquito net from Latin cōnōpēum from Greek kōnōpeion bed with mosquito netting from kōnōps kōnōp- mosquito
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English canope, from Latin cōnōpēum (“curtain”) (ultimately from Ancient Greek κωνωπεῖον (kōnōpeion) (konopeion)), through Medieval Latin canopeum, or possibly Old French conope, conopé (cf. modern French canapé).