robin-redbreast

  • 1 Robin redbreast — Robin Rob in, n. [Properly a pet name for Robert, originally meaning, famebright; F., fron OHG. Roudperht; ruod (in comp.; akin to AS. hr?? glory, fame, Goth. hr?peigs victorius) + beraht bright. See {Bright}, {Hob} a clown.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A… …

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  • 2 Robin redbreast — may refer to any one of several species of birds that are not closely related:In Europe* European Robin, Erithacus rubecula , a small passerine bird in the Muscicapidae (Old World flycatchers) family. American and Australian species were named… …

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  • 3 robin redbreast — noun small Old World songbird with a reddish breast • Syn: ↑robin, ↑redbreast, ↑Old World robin, ↑Erithacus rubecola • Hypernyms: ↑thrush • Member Holonyms: ↑Erithacus, ↑ …

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  • 4 robin redbreast — robin (defs. 1, 2). [1400 50; late ME (Scots); robin, special use of ROBIN] * * * …

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  • 5 robin redbreast — /rɒbən ˈrɛdbrɛst/ (say robuhn redbrest) noun 1. → scarlet robin. 2. → robin (defs 2 and 3) …

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  • 6 robin redbreast — noun Etymology: Middle English (Scots) Robyn redbrest Date: 15th century robin …

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  • 7 robin redbreast — noun The European robin …

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  • 8 Robin — Rob in, n. [Properly a pet name for Robert, originally meaning, famebright; F., fron OHG. Roudperht; ruod (in comp.; akin to AS. hr?? glory, fame, Goth. hr?peigs victorius) + beraht bright. See {Bright}, {Hob} a clown.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small… …

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  • 9 Robin accentor — Robin Rob in, n. [Properly a pet name for Robert, originally meaning, famebright; F., fron OHG. Roudperht; ruod (in comp.; akin to AS. hr?? glory, fame, Goth. hr?peigs victorius) + beraht bright. See {Bright}, {Hob} a clown.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A… …

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  • 10 Robin snipe — Robin Rob in, n. [Properly a pet name for Robert, originally meaning, famebright; F., fron OHG. Roudperht; ruod (in comp.; akin to AS. hr?? glory, fame, Goth. hr?peigs victorius) + beraht bright. See {Bright}, {Hob} a clown.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A… …

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  • 11 Robin's plantain — Robin Rob in, n. [Properly a pet name for Robert, originally meaning, famebright; F., fron OHG. Roudperht; ruod (in comp.; akin to AS. hr?? glory, fame, Goth. hr?peigs victorius) + beraht bright. See {Bright}, {Hob} a clown.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A… …

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  • 12 Redbreast — may refer to:* Redbreast (whiskey), a pure pot still whiskey * The Redbreast , a crime novelee also* Red breasted * Redbreast sunfish * Redbreast tilapia * Redbreast wrasse * Robin redbreast …

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  • 13 robin — (n.) common European songbird, 1540s, shortening of Robin Redbreast (mid 15c.), from masc. personal name ROBIN (Cf. Robin). It ousted the native ruddock, which is related to RED (Cf. red). In North America, the name was applied to the red… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 14 robin — /rob in/, n. 1. any of several small Old World birds having a red or reddish breast, esp. Erithacus rubecula, of Europe. 2. a large American thrush, Turdus migratorius, having a chestnut red breast and abdomen. 3. any of several similar thrushes… …

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  • 15 Robin — /rob in/, n. a male or female given name: derived from Robert. * * * Either of two thrush species (family Turdidae). The American robin (Turdus migratorius), 10 in. (25 cm) long, with gray brown upper parts and a rusty breast, lives in deciduous… …

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  • 16 robin — noun /ˈrɒb.ɪn,ˈrɑb.ɪn/ a) A European robin; Erithacus rubecula. b) An American robin; Turdus migratorius. Syn: redbreast, robin redbreast …

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  • 17 robin — n. 1. [Eng.] Ruddock, robinet, robin redbreast (Erythaca rubecula or Motacilla rubecula). 2. [U. S.] Robin redbreast, migratory thrush (Turdus migratorius) …

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  • 18 robin — rob|in [ˈrɔbın US ˈra: ] n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: robin redbreast robin , from Robin, form of the male name Robert] 1.) a small European bird with a red breast and brown back 2.) a North American bird like a European robin, but larger …

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  • 19 robin — [15] Robin was borrowed from the French male first name Robin, a familiar form of Robert, which is first recorded as a bird name in the 15th century. It originally appeared in English, in the mid 15th century, in the expression robin redbreast,… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 20 robin — [15] Robin was borrowed from the French male first name Robin, a familiar form of Robert, which is first recorded as a bird name in the 15th century. It originally appeared in English, in the mid 15th century, in the expression robin redbreast,… …

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