the European robin, Erithacus rubecula.
the North American robin, Turdus migratorius.
any of various other birds, as a dowitcher or knot.
a freshwater sunfish, Lepomis auritus, of the eastern U.S.
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How to use redbreast in a sentence
He was engaged in distributing crumbs to a congregation of sparrows and thrushes and redbreasts.
An' two redbreasts had carried him to the round house, sir, afore they discovered his title.Richard Carvel, Complete | Winston Churchill
But he took more pleasure in catching Robin-redbreasts than in anything else, and for this purpose he used bird-lime.Tales from the Lands of Nuts and Grapes | Charles Sellers and Others
In our back yard there were three elm trees and in the one nearest the house a pair of robin-redbreasts had their nest.The Story of My Boyhood and Youth | John Muir
If a half-white robin hatches his eggs his young ones are likely to be jolly little robin redbreasts, nothing more.The Shadow Passes | Roy J. Snell
British Dictionary definitions for redbreast
any of various birds having a red breast, esp the Old World robin: See robin (def. 1)
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