noun Etymology: akin to Dutch dialect robijntje linnet, Frisian robyntsje Date: 1549 1. a. a small chiefly European thrush (Erithacus rubecula) resembling a warbler and having a brownish-olive back and orangish face and breast b. any of various Old World songbirds that are related to or resemble the European robin 2. a large North American thrush (Turdus migratorius) with olivaceous to slate-gray upperparts, blackish head and tail, black and whitish streaked throat, and dull reddish breast and underparts

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

, , (Erythaca rubecula or Motacilla rubecula) / , (Turdus migratorius)

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