cardinal

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1 cardinal /ˈkɑɚdənəl/ noun
plural cardinals
1 cardinal
/ˈkɑɚdənəl/
noun
plural cardinals
Learner's definition of CARDINAL
[count]
: a priest of the Roman Catholic Church who ranks immediately below the Pope
: a common North American bird
◊ The male cardinal is red and the female is mostly light brown.
see color picture on this page
2 cardinal /ˈkɑɚdənəl/ adjective
2 cardinal
/ˈkɑɚdənəl/
adjective
Learner's definition of CARDINAL
always used before a noun formal
: basic or most important
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