robin

noun rob·in \ ˈrä-bən \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

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 and Etymology of robin

akin to Dutch dialect robijntje linnet, Frisian robyntsje


ROBIN Defined for English Language Learners

robin

noun

Definition of robin for English Language Learners

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

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


ROBIN Defined for Kids

robin

noun rob·in \ ˈrä-bən \

Definition of robin for Students

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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