scarlet tanager


noun

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

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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