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1cardinal/ˈkɑɚdənəl/noun
pluralcardinals
1cardinal
/ˈkɑɚdənəl/
noun
pluralcardinals
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
2cardinal/ˈkɑɚdənəl/adjective
2cardinal
/ˈkɑɚdənəl/
adjective
Learner's definition of CARDINAL  
always used before a nounformal
: basic or most important
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