desert cardinal


Definition of desert cardinal

: pyrrhuloxia We also have a close relative of cardinals, the pyrrhuloxia, sometimes known as the desert cardinal— Clay Thompson, Arizona Republic, 11 Dec. 2006

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First Known Use of desert cardinal

2006, in the meaning defined above

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“Desert cardinal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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