canary grass


Definition of canary grass

1 : a Canary Islands grass (Phalaris canariensis) the seeds of which are used as food for cage birds
2 : a plant of the genus Lepidium of which the pods are sometimes fed to tame birds

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History and Etymology for canary grass

from Canary Islands

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“Canary grass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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