scarlet tanager


noun

an American tanager, Piranga olivacea, the male of which is bright red with black wings and tail during the breeding season.

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Origin of scarlet tanager

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10

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British Dictionary definitions for scarlet tanager

scarlet tanager

noun

an E North American tanager, Piranga olivacea, the male of which has a bright red head and body with black wings and tail
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