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ground robin

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  1. towhee.
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Origin of ground robin

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for ground robin

Historical Examples

  • The bird was not a new one, but was well known then as the ground-robin.

    Bird Stories from Burroughs

    John Burroughs

  • Chewink: towhee, or ground-robin; to be distinguished by his loud call of “chewink” and his vigorous scratching among the leaves.

    The Spring of the Year

    Dallas Lore Sharp