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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  • kinglet — [kiŋ′lit] n. [see LET] 1. a petty, unimportant king 2. any of several small Old World warblers (genus Regulus) with a bright colored crown, as the golden crowned kinglet ( R. satrapa) of North America: see WARBLER (sense 3) …   English World dictionary

  • Kinglet — Taxobox name = Kinglets image width = 240px image caption = Goldcrest Regulus regulus regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes subordo = Passeri familia = Regulidae genus = Regulus genus authority = Cuvier, 1800… …   Wikipedia

  • kinglet — /king lit/, n. 1. a king ruling over a small country or territory. 2. any of several small, greenish, crested birds of the genus Regulus. Cf. goldcrest, golden crowned kinglet, ruby crowned kinglet. [1595 1605; KING + LET] * * * ▪ bird  any of… …   Universalium

  • kinglet — noun a) A petty king; a king ruling over a small or unimportant territory. Cæsar termeth all the Lords, which in his time had justice in France, to be Kinglets [tr. ], or pettie Kings. b) A bird of the crest family (Regulidae). “My son hears… …   Wiktionary

  • kinglet — /ˈkɪŋlət/ (say kingluht) noun 1. a king ruling over a small country or territory. 2. any of several small birds of the genus Regulus, as the firecrest or the goldcrest of Europe or the golden crowned kinglet, R. satrapa of North America …   Australian English dictionary

  • kinglet — nykštukai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Regulus angl. kinglet vok. Goldhähnchen, n rus. королёк, m pranc. roitelet, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – nykštukiniai siauresnis terminas – auksajuostis nykštukas siauresnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • kinglet — noun Date: 1603 1. a weak or petty king 2. any of several small birds (genus Regulus) that are related to the gnatcatchers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • kinglet — king·let || kɪŋlɪt n. king with a small kingdom; type of small bird …   English contemporary dictionary

  • kinglet — noun 1》 chiefly derogatory a minor king. 2》 chiefly N. Amer. a very small warbler of a group that includes the goldcrest. [Genus Regulus.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • kinglet — king·let …   English syllables

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