How did the cardinal get its name?
b) They’re always featured on greeting cards
c) They’re named after high-ranking bishops of the Roman Catholic Church
d) Cardinal is Latin for “red”
Answer: c) The cardinal was named after the bishops’ ceremonial scarlet robes and high, pointed hat. The rose-red plumage of the male cardinal and the crests of adult cardinals make them a near-perfect match for this name.