the broad-brimmed official hat of a Roman Catholic cardinal, symbolic of the office or rank of a cardinal.
the broad-brimmed crimson hat given to cardinals as the symbol of their rank and office
the rank and office of a cardinal
another term for red hat
noun 1. a scarlet letter “A,” formerly worn by one convicted of adultery. Scarlet Letter, The noun 1. a novel (1850) by Nathaniel Hawthorne. scarlet letter noun 1. (esp among US Puritans) a scarlet letter A formerly worn by a person convicted of adultery
noun 1. scarlet lychnis. 2. red valerian.
noun 1. cardinal flower. cardinal flower noun 1. a North American plant, Lobelia cardinalis, with showy red tubular flowers in an elongated cluster. cardinal flower noun 1. a campanulaceous plant, Lobelia cardinalis of E North America, that has brilliant scarlet, pink, or white flowers
noun 1. a plant, Lychnis chalcedonica, of the pink family, having scarlet or sometimes white flowers, the arrangement and shape of the petals resembling a Maltese cross.