Regulus cristatus
Kinglet King"let, n. 1. A little king; a weak or insignificant king. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of small singing birds of the genus {Regulus} and family {Sylviid[ae]}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The golden-crowned kinglet ({Regulus satrapa}), and the rubycrowned kinglet ({Regulus calendula}), are the most common American species. The common English kinglet ({Regulus cristatus}) is also called {golden-crested wren}, {moonie}, and {marigold finch}. The kinglets are often popularly called {wrens}, both in America and England.


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Regulus cristatus — Goldcrest Gold crest (g[=o]ld kr[e^]st ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) The European golden crested kinglet ({Regulus cristatus}, or {Regulus regulus}); called also {golden crested wren}, and {golden wren}. The name is also sometimes applied to the American… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Regulus calendula — Kinglet King let, n. 1. A little king; a weak or insignificant king. Carlyle. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of small singing birds of the genus {Regulus} and family {Sylviid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The golden crowned… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Regulus regulus — Goldcrest Gold crest (g[=o]ld kr[e^]st ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) The European golden crested kinglet ({Regulus cristatus}, or {Regulus regulus}); called also {golden crested wren}, and {golden wren}. The name is also sometimes applied to the American… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Regulus satrapa — Kinglet King let, n. 1. A little king; a weak or insignificant king. Carlyle. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of small singing birds of the genus {Regulus} and family {Sylviid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The golden crowned… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • golden-crested wren — Kinglet King let, n. 1. A little king; a weak or insignificant king. Carlyle. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of small singing birds of the genus {Regulus} and family {Sylviid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The golden crowned… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kinglet — King let, n. 1. A little king; a weak or insignificant king. Carlyle. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of small singing birds of the genus {Regulus} and family {Sylviid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The golden crowned kinglet… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • marigold finch — Kinglet King let, n. 1. A little king; a weak or insignificant king. Carlyle. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of small singing birds of the genus {Regulus} and family {Sylviid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The golden crowned… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moonie — Kinglet King let, n. 1. A little king; a weak or insignificant king. Carlyle. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of small singing birds of the genus {Regulus} and family {Sylviid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The golden crowned… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wrens — Kinglet King let, n. 1. A little king; a weak or insignificant king. Carlyle. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of small singing birds of the genus {Regulus} and family {Sylviid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The golden crowned… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Goldcrest — Gold crest (g[=o]ld kr[e^]st ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) The European golden crested kinglet ({Regulus cristatus}, or {Regulus regulus}); called also {golden crested wren}, and {golden wren}. The name is also sometimes applied to the American golden crested …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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