rob·​in·​et | \ ˈräbə̇nə̇t\
plural -s

Definition of robinet

1a dialectal, England : robin
b : chaffinch
2 [ from Robinet, diminutive of Robin, nickname from the name Robert ] : a light cannon of the 16th century throwing a projectile weighing about half a pound

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History and Etymology for robinet

Middle English, short for robinet redbrest, from Robinet (diminutive of Robin, nickname from the name Robert) + Middle English redbrest redbreast

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