Sea robin
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 European singing bird ({Erythacus rubecula}), having a reddish breast; -- called also {robin redbreast}, {robinet}, and {ruddock}. (b) An American singing bird ({Merula migratoria}), having the breast chestnut, or dull red. The upper parts are olive-gray, the head and tail blackish. Called also {robin redbreast}, and {migratory thrush}. (c) Any one of several species of Australian warblers of the genera {Petroica}, {Melanadrays}, and allied genera; as, the scarlet-breasted robin ({Petroica mullticolor}). (d) Any one of several Asiatic birds; as, the Indian robins. See {Indian robin}, below. [1913 Webster]

{Beach robin} (Zo["o]l.), the robin snipe, or knot. See {Knot}.

{Blue-throated robin}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Bluethroat}.

{Canada robin} (Zo["o]l.), the cedar bird.

{Golden robin} (Zo["o]l.), the Baltimore oriole.

{Ground robin} (Zo["o]l.), the chewink.

{Indian robin} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of Asiatic saxoline birds of the genera {Thamnobia} and {Pratincola}. They are mostly black, usually with some white on the wings.

{Magrie robin} (Zo["o]l.), an Asiatic singing bird ({Corsycus saularis}), having the back, head, neck, and breast black glossed with blue, the wings black, and the belly white.

{Ragged robin}. (Bot.) See under {Ragged}.

{Robin accentor} (Zo["o]l.), a small Asiatic singing bird ({Accentor rubeculoides}), somewhat resembling the European robin.

{Robin redbreast}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The European robin. (b) The American robin. (c) The American bluebird.

{Robin snipe}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The red-breasted snipe, or dowitcher. (b) The red-breasted sandpiper, or knot.

{Robin's plantain}. (Bot.) See under {Plantain}.

{Sea robin}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any one of several species of American gurnards of the genus {Prionotus}. They are excellent food fishes. Called also {wingfish}. The name is also applied to a European gurnard. (b) The red-breasted merganser, or sheldrake. [Local, U.S.]

{Water robin} (Zo["o]l.), a redstart ({Ruticulla fuliginosa}), native of India. [1913 Webster]


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  • Sea robin — Sea rob in See under {Robin}, and Illustration in Appendix. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea robin — ☆ sea robin n. any of a family (Triglidae) of spiny finned, percoid sea fishes having a broad head covered with plates of bone, and large, winglike pectoral fins, esp. any of a genus (Prionotus) with reddish coloring: also searobin …   English World dictionary

  • Sea robin — Taxobox name = Sea Robin image caption = Red gurnard, Chelidonichthys spinosus regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Scorpaeniformes familia = Triglidae subdivision ranks = Genera subdivision = Aspitrigla Bellator… …   Wikipedia

  • sea robin — any of various gurnards, esp. certain American species of the genus Prionotus, having large pectoral fins used to move across the ocean bottom. [1805 15, Amer.] * * * ▪ fish also called  gurnard        any of the slim, bottom dwelling fish of the …   Universalium

  • sea robin — noun American gurnard; mostly found in bays and estuaries • Syn: ↑searobin • Hypernyms: ↑gurnard • Hyponyms: ↑northern sea robin, ↑Prionotus carolinus, ↑armored searobin, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea robin — sea′ rob in n. ich any of various gurnards, esp. certain American species of the genus Prionotus, having large pectoral fins • Etymology: 1805–15, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • sea robin — noun Date: 1814 any of a family (Triglidae) of marine bony fishes typically having a spiny armored head and the bottom three rays of the pectoral fin on each side free of membrane and elongated for use as feelers or in crawling called also… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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