: a small chiefly European thrush (Erithacus rubecula) resembling a warbler and having a brownish-olive back and orangish face and breast
: 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
Examples of robin in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebOnly a little bigger than a robin, these bird’s are related to other shorebirds like the Wilson’s snipe.—Matthew Every, Field & Stream, 18 Oct. 2023 The invitation's symbolic features continue with a wildflower meadow border that includes cornflowers, wild strawberries, lily of the valley, bluebells, dog roses and rosemary sprig with a ladybird, a wren, a butterfly, a bee and a robin.—Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, 4 Apr. 2023 An orange-headed condor with black wings Was lifting Her to one of those California skies, the color Of robins’ eggs.—Ishmael Reed, The New Yorker, 6 Mar. 2023 Spelling tests, spelling bees, spelling round robins.—Robert Klose, The Christian Science Monitor, 13 Sep. 2023 The two-stage event will feature three groups of six teams playing in a round robin format, with a playoff round to follow.—oregonlive, 15 Apr. 2023 Record numbers of American robins and cedar waxwings have thrilled nature lovers as the birds swarmed into local gardens the past few weeks.—Ernie Cowan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Feb. 2023 Wisconsin: American robin The American robin is Wisconsin's state bird.—Olivia Munson, USA TODAY, 25 July 2023 In 1963, Charles F. Wurster held a trembling robin that died moments later in his hands.—Amanda Gokee, BostonGlobe.com, 21 July 2023 See More
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akin to Dutch dialect robijntje linnet, Frisian robyntsje