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EtymologyEdit

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

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  • IPA(key): /ˈtænədʒə(ɹ)/
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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[illiam] Chambers, “chapter V”, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: A. L. Burt Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 4241346:
      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).

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