kinglet

[king-lit]

Origin of kinglet

First recorded in 1595–1605; king + -let
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kinglet

noun
  1. often derogatory the king of a small or insignificant territory
  2. US and Canadian any of various small warblers of the genus Regulus, having a black-edged yellow crown: family Muscicapidae
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