cardueline

[kahr-joo-ee-lin]
noun
  1. any bird of the subfamily Carduelinae.

Origin of cardueline

< New Latin Carduelinae, equivalent to Carduel(is) genus name (Latin: goldfinch, derivative of carduus thistle) + -inae -inae
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