Definition of robin in English:
1A large New World thrush that typically has a reddish breast.
- genus Turdus, subfamily Turdinae, family Muscicapidae, in particular the American robin (T. migratorius)
- While we don't have tall trees, our neighbors do, and the firs and oaks that surround our property drop acorns and provide homes for jays, woodpeckers, robins and sparrows.
- Hester and Fanny have filled our old bird feeder and have had so much fun watching the robins and the cardinals come and eat the seeds that they put inside.
- Mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus prefer the blood of certain birds to others - in particular the red-breasted American robin, scientists say.
2.1A small Old World thrush related to the chats, typically having a brown back with red on the breast or other colorful markings.
- Erithacus and other genera, subfamily Turdinae, family Muscicapidae: numerous species, in particular the European robin (E. rubecula)
- 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.
mid 16th century: from Old French, nickname for the given name Robert.
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