Finch vs. Cardinal

Finch vs. Cardinal — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Finch and Cardinal

Finchnoun

Any of various birds of the family Fringillidae, including the goldfinches, siskins, and canaries, having a short stout bill used for cracking seeds.

Cardinaladjective

Of foremost importance; paramount

a cardinal rule.cardinal sins.

Finchnoun

Any of various birds of the families Cardinalidae and Emberizidae, including the sparrows, cardinals, and grosbeaks, having a similar bill.

Cardinaladjective

Dark to deep or vivid red.

Finchnoun

Any bird of the family Fringillidae, seed-eating passerine birds, native chiefly to the Northern Hemisphere and usually having a conical beak.

Cardinalnoun

Abbr. Card. Roman Catholic Church A high church official, ranking just below the pope, who has been appointed by a pope to membership in the College of Cardinals.

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Finchverb

To hunt for finches, to go finching.

Cardinalnoun

A dark to deep or vivid red.

Finchnoun

any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds

Cardinalnoun

A North American bird (Cardinalis cardinalis) having a crested head, a short thick bill, and bright red plumage in the male.

Cardinalnoun

A short hooded cloak, originally of scarlet cloth, worn by women in the 1700s.

Cardinalnoun

A cardinal number.

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Cardinaladjective

Of fundamental importance; crucial, pivotal.

a cardinal rule

Cardinaladjective

(nautical) Of or relating to the cardinal directions (north, south, east and west).

a cardinal mark

Cardinaladjective

Describing a "natural" number used to indicate quantity (e.g., one, two, three), as opposed to an ordinal number indicating relative position.

Cardinaladjective

Having a bright red color (from the color of a Catholic cardinal's cassock).

Cardinalnoun

A number indicating quantity, or the size of a set, e.g., one, two, three. Wikipedia article on Cardinal number]].

Cardinalnoun

(grammar) A word used to represent a cardinal number; a cardinal numeral.

Cardinalnoun

An official in the Catholic Church, ranking only below the Pope and the patriarchs. (See Wikipedia article on Catholic cardinals.)

Cardinalnoun

Any of a genus of songbirds of the finch family, Cardinalis.

Cardinalnoun

Any of various related passerine birds of the family Cardinalidae (See Wikipedia article on cardinals) and other similar birds that were once considered to be related.

Cardinalnoun

A shade of scarlet, the traditional colour of a Catholic cardinal's cassock.

Cardinalnoun

(historical) A woman's short cloak with a hood.

Cardinalnoun

(obsolete) Mulled red wine.

Cardinalnoun

A freshwater fish, the cardinal tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi).

Cardinalnoun

(Roman Catholic Church) one of a group of more than 100 prominent bishops in the Sacred College who advise the Pope and elect new Popes

Cardinalnoun

the number of elements in a mathematical set; denotes a quantity but not the order

Cardinalnoun

a variable color averaging a vivid red

Cardinalnoun

crested thick-billed North American finch having bright red plumage in the male

Cardinaladjective

serving as an essential component;

a cardinal rulethe central cause of the probleman example that was fundamental to the argumentcomputers are fundamental to modern industrial structure

Cardinaladjective

being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order;

cardinal numbers