robin

[ rob-in ]
/ ˈrɒb ɪn /
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noun

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.

Origin of robin

First recorded in 1540–50; short for robin redbreast
Also called robin redbreast (for defs 1, 2).

Definition for robin (2 of 2)

Robin

[ rob-in ]
/ ˈrɒb ɪn /

noun

a male or female given name: derived from Robert.
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robin

/ (ˈrɒbɪn) /

noun

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

Word Origin for robin

C16: arbitrary use of given name
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