• Definition for "cardinalis"
    • A genus of cardinal-birds, or cardinal grosbeaks, of…
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  • Sentence for "cardinalis"
    • * A northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis),…
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cardinalis definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of cardinal-birds, or cardinal grosbeaks, of the family Fringillid√¶, having red as the chief color. The bill is stout, conical, and red, the wings are very short and rounded, and the tail is rounded and longer than the wings. It includes several species of the warmer parts of America.
    • [lowercase] In brachiopods, a muscle which starts the shell.
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