Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large genus of Central and South American tanagers, of the family Tanagridæ, giving name to a section Euphoniinæ of that family.
  • n. [lowercase] A member of this genus.

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Examples

  • A dispute occurred whether the Gaelic or Italian language was most liquid, and best adapted for poetry; the opinion for the Gaelic, which probably might not have found supporters elsewhere, was here fiercely defended by seven Highland ladies, who talked at the top of their lungs, and screamed the company deaf with examples of Celtic euphonia.

    Waverley

  • A dispute occurred whether the Gaelic or Italian language was most liquid, and best adapted for poetry; the opinion for the Gaelic, which probably might not have found supporters elsewhere, was here fiercely defended by seven Highland ladies, who talked at the top of their lungs, and screamed the company deaf, with examples of Celtic euphonia.

    The Waverley

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  • A bird in the tanager family.

    August 24, 2007