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English Dictionary: Robin by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
robin
n
  1. small Old World songbird with a reddish breast [syn: robin, redbreast, robin redbreast, Old World robin, Erithacus rubecola]
  2. large American thrush having a rust-red breast and abdomen
    Synonym(s): robin, American robin, Turdus migratorius
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Robin \Rob"in\, n. [Properly a pet name for Robert, originally
      meaning, famebright; F., fron OHG. Roudperht; ruod (in comp.;
      akin to AS. hr[?][?] glory, fame, Goth. hr[?]peigs victorius)
      + beraht bright. See {Bright}, {Hob} a clown.] (Zo[94]l.)
      (a) A small European singing bird ({Erythacus rubecula}),
            having a reddish breast; -- called also {robin
            redbreast}, {robinet}, and {ruddock}.
      (b) An American singing bird ({Merula migratoria}), having
            the breast chestnut, or dull red. The upper parts are
            olive-gray, the head and tail blackish. Called also
            {robin redbreast}, and {migratory thrush}.
      (c) Any one of several species of Australian warblers of the
            genera {Petroica}, {Melanadrays}, and allied genera; as,
            the scarlet-breasted robin ({Petroica mullticolor}).
      (d) Any one of several Asiatic birds; as, the Indian robins.
            See {Indian robin}, below.
  
      {Beach robin} (Zo[94]l.), the robin snipe, or knot. See
            {Knot}.
  
      {Blue-throated robin}. (Zo[94]l.) See {Bluethroat}.
  
      {Canada robin} (Zo[94]l.), the cedar bird.
  
      {Golden robin} (Zo[94]l.), the Baltimore oriole.
  
      {Ground robin} (Zo[94]l.), the chewink.
  
      {Indian robin} (Zo[94]l.), any one of several species of
            Asiatic saxoline birds of the genera {Thamnobia} and
            {Pratincola}. They are mostly black, usually with some
            white on the wings.
  
      {Magrie robin} (Zo[94]l.), an Asiatic singing bird ({Corsycus
            saularis}), having the back, head, neck, and breast black
            glossed with blue, the wings black, and the belly white.
           
  
      {Ragged robin}. (Bot.) See under {Ragged}.
  
      {Robin accentor} (Zo[94]l.), a small Asiatic singing bird
            ({Accentor rubeculoides}), somewhat resembling the
            European robin.
  
      {Robin redbreast}. (Zo[94]l.)
      (a) The European robin.
      (b) The American robin.
      (c) The American bluebird.
  
      {Robin snipe}. (Zo[94]l.)
      (a) The red-breasted snipe, or dowitcher.
      (b) The red-breasted sandpiper, or knot.
  
      {Robin's plantain}. (Bot.) See under {Plantain}.
  
      {Sea robin}. (Zo[94]l.)
      (a) Any one of several species of American gurnards of the
            genus {Prionotus}. They are excellent food fishes. Called
            also {wingfish}. The name is also applied to a European
            gurnard.
      (b) The red-breasted merganser, or sheldrake. [Local, U.S.]
           
  
      {Water robin} (Zo[94]l.), a redstart ({Ruticulla
            fuliginosa}), native of India.
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