Car·​di·​na·​lis ˌkär-də-ˈna-ləs How to pronounce Cardinalis (audio)
: a genus of New World passerine birds (family Cardinalidae) consisting of the cardinals (see cardinal entry 2 sense 5a)

Word History

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Cardinalis was in 1868

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“Cardinalis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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