canarybird flower

canarybird flower
/keuh nair"ee berrd'/
a nasturtium, Tropaeolum peregrinum, of Peru, having round, deeply lobed leaves and yellow flowers. Also called canarybird vine.
[1815-25; CANARY + BIRD]

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