Car·​di·​na·​lis | \ ˌkär-də-ˈna-ləs How to pronounce Cardinalis (audio) , -ˈnā- \

Definition of Cardinalis

: a genus of New World passerine birds (family Cardinalidae) consisting of the cardinals (see cardinal entry 2 sense 5a)

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First Known Use of Cardinalis

1868, in the meaning defined above

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“Cardinalis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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