Definition of northern cardinal
: cardinal 5a(1) … studies have shown that certain Indiana species, including the northern cardinal, have been inching farther north for more than 100 years. — Robert Annis, Indianapolis Star, 16 Feb. 2009 This seems to be the year of the northern cardinal as they are plentiful everywhere. — Phyllis Yochem, Corpus Christi (Texas) Caller-Times, 12 Feb. 2005
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