any of several small Old World birds having a red or reddish breast, especially Erithacus rubecula, of Europe.
a large American thrush, Turdus migratorius, having a chestnut-red breast and abdomen.
any of several similar thrushes of the New World tropics, not necessarily having reddish underparts, as T. grayi(clay-colored robin ), of Mexico and Central America.
- Also called robin redbreast (for defs. 1, 2).
Other definitions for Robin (2 of 2)
a male or female given name: derived from Robert.
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How to use robin in a sentence
“robin had us blubbing with laughter all the way through one dinner,” Gilkes recalls.William, Kate, and Jay Z’s Favorite Art Star: Alexander Gilkes' World of Rock Stars and Royalty | Tim Teeman | December 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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robin Williams and Nathan Lane play lovers—life partners, really.Out of the Birdcage: How Mike Nichols Made Gay Culture Mainstream | Kevin Fallon | November 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Another memorable, if not disastrous, misstep, of course, was his turn as Batman in Batman and robin.
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Mrs. Jolly robin had often wished—when she was trying to feed a rapidly-growing family—that she could hunt forp.
And since he was glad enough to do that, Mrs. robin managed to feed her children all they needed.
robin Hood stared at him for a moment with a puzzled expression, and then walked into his little shop, and Davy turned away.Davy and The Goblin | Charles E. Carryl
And then Jolly robin would feel ashamed that he had even thought of being so cruel to an infant bird, even if he was a Cowbird.
Sometimes Grandfather Mole would speak to Mrs. robin, or her husband; for he could hear them talking.
British Dictionary definitions for robin
Also called: robin redbreast a small Old World songbird, Erithacus rubecula, related to the thrushes: family Muscicapidae . The male has a brown back, orange-red breast and face, and grey underparts
a North American thrush, Turdus migratorius, similar to but larger than the Old World robin
any of various similar birds having a reddish breast
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