Definition of tanager
: any of numerous chiefly tropical American oscine birds (family Thraupidae) that are often brightly colored and inhabit mostly woodlands — compare scarlet tanager
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Birding trip to Calvert County Travel by van to Flag Ponds and Battle Creek Cypress Swamp for a hike and search of scarlet tanagers and hooded and Kentucky warblers.
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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
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Definition of tanager for Students
: a brightly colored mostly tropical bird that feeds on insects and fruit
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