Redbreast
Redbreast Red"breast` (-br?st`), n. 1. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The European robin. (b) The American robin. See {Robin}. (c) The knot, or red-breasted snipe; -- called also {robin breast}, and {robin snipe}. See {Knot}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) The long-eared pondfish. See {Pondfish}. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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 …   Wikipedia

  • redbreast — ► NOUN informal, chiefly Brit. ▪ a robin …   English terms dictionary

  • redbreast — [red′brest΄] n. [ME redbrest, robin] 1. any of several birds with a reddish breast; esp., the American robin, the European robin, or the knot ☆ 2. a sunfish (Lepomis auritus) with an orange red belly, found in the E U.S …   English World dictionary

  • redbreast — noun Date: 15th century 1. a bird (as a robin) with a reddish breast 2. a reddish bellied sunfish (Lepomis auritus) of the eastern U.S. called also red breasted bream …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • redbreast — /red brest /, n. 1. the European robin, Erithacus rubecula. 2. the North American robin, Turdus migratorius. 3. any of various other birds, as a dowitcher or knot. 4. a freshwater sunfish, Lepomis auritus, of the eastern U.S. [1375 1425; late ME; …   Universalium

  • redbreast — noun Any of several unrelated birds that have a red breast; but especially the European robin, Erithacus rubecula …   Wiktionary

  • redbreast — n. any bird with reddish feathers on its chest (esp. a robin); species of freshwater sunfish native to the eastern United States …   English contemporary dictionary

  • redbreast — noun informal, chiefly Brit. a robin …   English new terms dictionary

  • redbreast — n. Robin …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • redbreast — noun (C) poetic a robin …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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