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rob·in

 (rŏb′ĭn)
n.
1. A North American songbird (Turdus migratorius) having a rust-red breast and gray and black upper plumage. Also called robin redbreast.
2. A small songbird (Erithacus rubecula) of Eurasia and Africa having olive-brown upper plumage and a conspicuous orange breast and face. Also called robin redbreast, ruddock.
3. Any of various birds resembling a robin.

[Short for Robin Redbreast, from Middle English Robin, personal name, from Old French, diminutive of Robert.]

robin

(ˈrɒbɪn)
n
1. (Animals) Also called: robin redbreast a small Old World songbird, Erithacus rubecula, related to the thrushes: family Muscicapidae. The male has a brown back, orange-red breast and face, and grey underparts
2. (Animals) a North American thrush, Turdus migratorius, similar to but larger than the Old World robin
3. (Animals) any of various similar birds having a reddish breast
[C16: arbitrary use of given name]

rob•in

(ˈrɒb ɪn)

n.
1. a large North American thrush, Turdus migratorius, having a chestnut-red breast and abdomen.
2. any of several small Old World birds having a red or reddish breast, esp. Erithacus rubecula, of Eurasia.
3. any of various other birds considered robinlike in plumage or habit, as certain Neotropical thrushes of the genus Turdus.
Also called rob′in red′breast (for defs. 1,2).
[1540–50; short for robin redbreast, late Middle English (Scots)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.robin - small Old World songbird with a reddish breastrobin - small Old World songbird with a reddish breast
thrush - songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast
Erithacus, genus Erithacus - Old World thrushes
2.robin - large American thrush having a rust-red breast and abdomenrobin - large American thrush having a rust-red breast and abdomen
thrush - songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast
genus Turdus, Turdus - type genus of the Turdidae
Translations
أَبُو الـحِنَّاءأبو الحِنّاء: طائِر ذو ريشٍ أحْمَر
červenkadrozddrozd stěhovavý
rødkælkvandredrossel
Ruĝgorĝulo
punarind
punarintapunarintarastas
crvendać
vörösbegyrigó
faròrösturglóbrystingur
コマドリ
울새
liepsnelėstrazdas klajoklis
Amerikas strazdssarkanrīklīte
rudzikRobin
červienka
taščica
rödhake
นกสีน้ำตาลขนาดเล็กมีอกสีแดง
kızıl ardıç kuşukızılgerdannar bülbülü
chim cổ đỏ

robin

[ˈrɒbɪn] N (= bird) → petirrojo m

robin

[ˈrɒbɪn] nrouge-gorge m

robin

robin

[ˈrɒbɪn] npettirosso

robin

(ˈrobin) noun
1. a small European bird with a red breast.
2. an American thrush with an orange-red breast.

robin

أَبُو الـحِنَّاء červenka rødkælk Rotkehlchen κοκκινολαίμης petirrojo punarinta rouge-gorge crvendać pettirosso コマドリ 울새 roodborstje rødstrupe rudzik tordo малиновка rödhake นกสีน้ำตาลขนาดเล็กมีอกสีแดง kızılgerdan chim cổ đỏ 知更鸟
References in classic literature ?
All that summer Robin Hood and his merry men roamed in Sherwood Forest, and the fame of their deeds ran abroad in the land.
roared Robin, whose leadership of a band, I am afraid, had not tended to mend his manners.
Give way, I say", repeated Robin, "or I shall have to show you a better man.
Well was it for Robin that he was quick and nimble of foot; for the blow that grazed a hair's breadth from his shoulder would have felled an ox.
Robin dodged his blows lightly, then sprang in swiftly and unexpectedly and dealt the stranger such a blow upon the short ribs that you would have sworn the tanner was trimming down his hides for market.
He thrust down his long staff to Robin crying, "Lay hold of that, an your fists whirl not so much as your head
IN MERRY ENGLAND in the time of old, when good King Henry the Second ruled the land, there lived within the green glades of Sherwood Forest, near Nottingham Town, a famous outlaw whose name was Robin Hood.
Not only Robin himself but all the band were outlaws and dwelled apart from other men, yet they were beloved by the country people round about, for no one ever came to jolly Robin for help in time of need and went away again with an empty fist.
And now I will tell how it came about that Robin Hood fell afoul of the law.
When Robin was a youth of eighteen, stout of sinew and bold of heart, the Sheriff of Nottingham proclaimed a shooting match and offered a prize of a butt of ale to whosoever should shoot the best shaft in Nottinghamshire.
Sweet was the greenwood as he walked along its paths, and bright the green and rustling leaves, amid which the little birds sang with might and main: and blithely Robin whistled as he trudged along, thinking of Maid Marian and her bright eyes, for at such times a youth's thoughts are wont to turn pleasantly upon the lass that he loves the best.
Then one of them, with his mouth full, called out to Robin, "Hulloa, where goest thou, little lad, with thy one-penny bow and thy farthing shafts?