Robin

Definition of Robin

Rob´in
n.1.(Zool.) A small European singing bird (Erythacus rubecula), having a reddish breast; - called also robin redbreast, robinet, and ruddock.
Beach robin
(Zool.) the robin snipe, or knot. See Knot.
Blue-throated robin
(Zool.) See Bluethroat.
Canada robin
(Zool.) the cedar bird.
Golden robin
(Zool.) the Baltimore oriole.
Ground robin
(Zool.) the chewink.
Indian robin
(Zool.) 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
(Zool.) 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
(Zool.) a small Asiatic singing bird (Accentor rubeculoides), somewhat resembling the European robin.
Robin redbreast
a - (Zool.) The European robin
b - The American robin
c - The American bluebird.
Robin snipe
a - (Zool.) The red-breasted snipe, or dowitcher
b - The red-breasted sandpiper, or knot.
Robin's plantain
(Bot.) See under Plantain.
Sea robin
a - (Zool.) 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
Water robin
(Zool.) a redstart (Ruticulla fuliginosa), native of India.

Related Words

Erithacus, Erithacus rubecola, genus Erithacus, Old World robin, redbreast, robin redbreast, thrush
Word:

Browse

Roaring forties
Roaringly
Roast
Roaster
Roasting
Roasting ear
Roasting jack
Rob
Robalo
Roband
Robber
Robber crab
Robber fly
Robber gull
Robbery
Robbin
Robe
Robe-de-chambre
Roberdsman
Robert
-Robin-
Robin accentor
Robin Goodfellow
Robin redbreast
Robin snipe
Robin's plantain
Robinet
Robing
Robing room
Robinia
Roble
Roborant
Roborate
Roboration
Roborean
Robust
Robustious
Robustly
Robustness
Roc
Rocaille
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home | Privacy Policy