robin redbreast
noun Etymology: Middle English (Scots) Robyn redbrest Date: 15th century robin

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  • Robin redbreast — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • robin redbreast — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • robin redbreast — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Robin redbreast — may refer to any one of several species of birds that are not closely related:In Europe* European Robin, Erithacus rubecula , a small passerine bird in the Muscicapidae (Old World flycatchers) family. American and Australian species were named… …   Wikipedia

  • robin redbreast — noun small Old World songbird with a reddish breast • Syn: ↑robin, ↑redbreast, ↑Old World robin, ↑Erithacus rubecola • Hypernyms: ↑thrush • Member Holonyms: ↑Erithacus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • robin redbreast — robin (defs. 1, 2). [1400 50; late ME (Scots); robin, special use of ROBIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • robin redbreast — /rɒbən ˈrɛdbrɛst/ (say robuhn redbrest) noun 1. → scarlet robin. 2. → robin (defs 2 and 3) …   Australian English dictionary

  • robin redbreast — noun The European robin …   Wiktionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Robin accentor — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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