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

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
:  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

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


noun rob·in \ˈrä-bən\

Definition of ROBIN for Kids

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