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tanager

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noun tan·a·ger \ˈta-ni-jər\

Definition of tanager

  1. :  any of numerous chiefly tropical American oscine birds (family Thraupidae) that are often brightly colored and inhabit mostly woodlands — compare scarlet tanager



Origin and Etymology of tanager

New Latin tanagra, modification of Portuguese tangará, any of various birds of the suboscine family Pipridae, from Tupi tagará, taŋgará


First Known Use: 1801


TANAGER Defined for Kids

tanager

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noun tan·a·ger \ˈta-ni-jər\

Definition of tanager for Students

  1. :  a brightly colored mostly tropical bird that feeds on insects and fruit




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