Tan"a*ger (?), n. [NL. tanagra, probably fr. Brazilian tangara.] Zool.

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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