from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The seed of canary grass (Phalaris Canariensis), used for feeding cage birds.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The seed of the canary-grass, Phalaris canariensis, used for feeding birds, especially canaries; canary-seed.
- n. The seed of various species of Alopecurus, or foxtail-grass, also used for feeding birds.
- n. Also called alpia.
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