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1. Any of various songbirds of the family Thraupidae of the Americas, often having brightly colored plumage in the male.
2. Any of various similar birds of the family Cardinalidae, such as the scarlet tanager.
[New Latin tanagra, alteration of Portuguese tangará, from Tupí tanagorá.]
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(Animals) any American songbird of the family Thraupidae, having a short thick bill and a brilliantly coloured male plumage
[C19: from New Latin tanagra, based on Tupi tangara]
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tan•a•ger(ˈtæn ə dʒər)
any of numerous New World songbirds of the subfamily Thraupinae (family Emberizidae), the males of which are brightly colored.
[1835–45; < New Latin tanagra (Linnaeus), alter. of Tupi]
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|Noun||1.||tanager - any of numerous New World woodland birds having brightly colored males|
firebird, Piranga olivacea, redbird, scarlet tanager - the male is bright red with black wings and tail
Piranga ludoviciana, western tanager - of western North America; male is black and yellow and orange-red
Piranga rubra, summer redbird, summer tanager - of middle and southern United States; male is deep rose-red the female mostly yellow
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