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tanager

[tan-uh-jer] /ˈtæn ə dʒər/
noun
1.
any of numerous songbirds of the New World family Thraupidae, the males of which are usually brightly colored.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < New Latin tanagra, metathetic variant of Tupi tangara
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tanager

/ˈtænədʒə/
noun
1.
any American songbird of the family Thraupidae, having a short thick bill and a brilliantly coloured male plumage
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin tanagra, based on Tupi tangara
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tanager

n.

small American oscine bird, 1844, from Modern Latin tanagra, named 1758 by Linnaeus, alteration of Portuguese tangara, from Tupi (Brazil) tangara.

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