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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or belonging to the tanagers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the tanagers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the tanagers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Tanagra in ancient Bæotia: usually applied to Greek terra-cotta figurines of which the most notable have been found in excavations on the site of Tanagra. See cut at Tanagra figurine under figurine.
  • Of or pertaining to tanagers; belonging to the Tanagridæ, and especially to the Tanagrinæ: as, a tanagrine bird; tanagrine characters.
  • Inhabited by tanagers: as, the tanagrine area of the Neotropical region.
  • n. A member of the Tanagridæ.


New Latin tanagra, tanager; see tanager + -ine1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • But they carry them in the same easy graceful manner as erstwhile the discarded pottery, and without losing in the least the gracious tanagrine outline.

    Egypt (La Mort de Philae)


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