ground robin


noun

Origin of ground robin

1
An Americanism dating back to 1785–95

Words Nearby ground robin

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How to use ground robin in a sentence

  • 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
  • On account of this habit of flying low and grubbing among the leaves, it is sometimes called the ground robin.

    Bird Neighbors | Neltje Blanchan
  • The bird was not a new one, but was well known then as the ground-robin.