Definitions for tanagerˈtæn ə dʒər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
tan•a•gerˈtæn ə dʒər(n.)
any of numerous New World songbirds of the subfamily Thraupinae (family Emberizidae), the males of which are brightly colored.
Origin of tanager:
1835–45; < NL tanagra (Linnaeus), alter. of Tupi
any of numerous New World woodland birds having brightly colored males
Any of several American passerine birds, of the family Thraupidae, that inhabit forests.
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