- a king ruling over a small country or territory.
- any of several small, greenish, crested birds of the genus Regulus.
Origin of kinglet
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Examples from the Web for kinglet
The kinglet was the least of all,—a sort of "hop-o'-my-thumb" bird.The Wit of a Duck and Other Papers
In Coahuila this subspecies of the Ruby-crowned Kinglet is a common migrant.Birds from Coahuila, Mexico
Emil K. Urban
You're late, you lot of Failings, and the kinglet will scold.
"The one that makes people dead," replied the kinglet, sternly.
The kinglet looked upon the stranger with a kindly expression.
- often derogatory the king of a small or insignificant territory
- US and Canadian any of various small warblers of the genus Regulus, having a black-edged yellow crown: family Muscicapidae
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