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Tan-pit
Tan-tung
Tan-vat
Tana
Tana, Lake
Tanacetum
Tanacetum balsamita
Tanacetum camphoratum
Tanacetum cinerariifolium
Tanacetum coccineum
Tanacetum douglasii
Tanacetum parthenium
Tanacetum ptarmiciflorum
Tanacetum vulgare
Tanach
Tanagra
Tanagra zena
Tanagrine
Tanagroid
Tanaka
Tanakh
Tanana
Tananarive
Tananarive, Tananarivo
Tananarivo
Tanate
tanbark
tanbark oak

tanager definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: any of numerous New World woodland birds having brightly colored males

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: New Latin tanagra, modification of Portuguese tangará, any of various birds of the suboscine family Pipridae, from Tupi tagará, ta?gará Date: 1801 any of numerous chiefly tropical American oscine birds (family Thraupidae) that are often brightly colored and inhabit mostly woodlands — compare scarlet tanager

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. any small American bird of the subfamily Thraupinae, the male usu. having brightly-coloured plumage. Etymology: mod.L tanagra f. Tupi tangara

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tanager Tan"a*ger, n. [NL. tanagra, probably fr. Brazilian tangara.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of bright-colored singing birds belonging to Tanagra, Piranga, and allied genera. The scarlet tanager (Piranga erythromelas) and the summer redbird (Piranga rubra) are common species of the United States.



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