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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
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Then, to complicate the ruin, she cut it down one third, and confidingly sent the poor little romance, like a picked robin, out into the big, busy world to try its fate.
Her wilderness is a green wood, her wild man a Robin Hood.
I was glad to get a facsimile of the letter written by this fine old German Robin Hood, though I was not able to read it.
I am Robin Hood, as thy caitiff carcase soon shall know.
She is playing Robin Adair at this momenthis favourite.
All this being nothing to me, my vacant attention soon found livelier attraction in the spectacle of a little hungry robin, which came and chirruped on the twigs of the leafless cherry-tree nailed against the wall near the casement.
She thought of the robin and of the way he seemed to sing his song at her, and as she remembered the tree-top he perched on she stopped rather suddenly on the path.
Poor Robin Crusoe, he called him, when he came home again after sailing round the island.
All he could do, was to say to me, like a robin redbreast - as he is - "It's a boy.
Jaggers, turning to the man, who was pulling a lock of hair in the middle of his forehead, like the Bull in Cock Robin pulling at the bell-rope; "your man comes on this afternoon.
The door was open, and it walked in over the snow, like as if it had been a little starved robin.
The reader has here the original legend from which the incident in the romance is derived; and the identifying the irregular Eremite with the Friar Tuck of Robin Hood's story, was an obvious expedient.