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robin

noun rob·in \ˈrä-bən\

: a North American bird with a grayish back and reddish breast

: a small European bird with a brownish back and orange face and breast

Full Definition of ROBIN

1
a :  a small chiefly European thrush (Erithacus rubecula) resembling a warbler and having a brownish-olive back and orangish face and breast
b :  any of various Old World songbirds that are related to or resemble the European robin
2
:  a large North American thrush (Turdus migratorius) with olivaceous to slate-gray upperparts, blackish head and tail, black and whitish streaked throat, and dull reddish breast and underparts
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Origin of ROBIN

akin to Dutch dialect robijntje linnet, Frisian robyntsje
First Known Use: 1549

Other Birds Terms

aerie, bunting, clutch, covey, hackle, ratite, rictus, ruff, skein, zygodactyl

Rhymes with ROBIN

ROBIN Defined for Kids

robin

noun rob·in \ˈrä-bən\

Definition of ROBIN for Kids

1
:  a large North American songbird with a grayish back and dull reddish breast
2
:  a small European songbird with an orange throat and breast
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