Definition of robin in English:
1A small Old World thrush related to the chats, typically having a brown back with red on the breast or other colourful markings.
- Erithacus and other genera, family Turdidae: numerous species, e.g. the familiar European robin or redbreast (E. rubecula), which has an orange-red face and breast
- Migrating from northern Europe to the Iberian Peninsula's cork forests are blackcaps, finches, robins, and song thrushes.
- In their study, the researchers compared two species of night-migratory songbirds - garden warblers and European robins - with two non-migratory songbirds - zebra finches and canaries.
- As dawn breaks on a misty Welsh morning, the earliest birds to break into song are likely to include European robins, followed by blackbirds and song thrushes.
2 [usually with adjective or noun modifier] Any of a number of other birds that resemble the European robin, especially in having a red breast:
mid 16th century: from Old French, pet form of the given name Robert.
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