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Meaning of cardueline

car•du•e•line

Pronunciation: (kär"j-ē'lin), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the passerine subfamily Carduelinae, including the goldfinches, siskins, canaries and crossbills.
—n.
  1. any bird of the subfamily Carduelinae.
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