[ suhm-er tan-uh-jer ]
/ ˈsʌm ər ˈtæn ə dʒər /
an American songbird, Piranga rubra, the male of which is bright red: recently classified as a member of the cardinal family rather than the tanager family, the summer tanager breeds in the southern and central United States and migrates as far south as northern South America.
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Origin of summer tanager
An Americanism dating back to 1775–85
Words nearby summer tanager
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