robin redbreast


robin red·​breast -ˈred-ˌbrest How to pronounce robin redbreast (audio)
: robin

Examples of robin redbreast in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There's also a shaggy dog and a robin redbreast that point her toward a key that unlocks a gate overgrown with vines, providing access to a lush, green secret garden where birdsong fills the air. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 Aug. 2020

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Word History


Middle English (Scots) Robyn redbrest

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of robin redbreast was in the 15th century

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“Robin redbreast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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