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tanager

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EtymologyEdit

From New Latin Tanagra, from Portuguese tangara, from Old Tupi tangara.[1]

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NounEdit

tanager (plural tanagers)

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  1. Any of several American passerine birds, of the family Thraupidae, that inhabit forests.
    • 1907, Robert W. Chambers, The Younger Set, Ch.V:
      Breezes blowing from beds of iris quickened her breath with their perfume; she saw the tufted lilacs sway in the wind, and the streamers of mauve-tinted wistaria swinging, all a-glisten with golden bees; she saw a crimson cardinal winging through the foliage, and amorous tanagers flashing like scarlet flames athwart the pines.

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  1. ^ tanager” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).