Origin 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
Definition of tanager
: a brightly colored mostly tropical bird that feeds on insects and fruit
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