Tanager meaning

tăn'ĭ-jər
Any of various songbirds of the family Thraupidae of the Americas, often having brightly colored plumage in the male.
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Any of various similar birds of the family Cardinalidae, such as the scarlet tanager.
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Any of a large family (Thraupidae) of small, New World passerine birds: the males usually are brilliantly colored.
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Any of several American passerine birds, of the family Thraupidae, that inhabit forests.
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Origin of tanager

New Latin tanagra alteration of Portuguese tangará from Tupí tanagorá