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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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  European  singing  bird  ({Erythacus  rubecula}), 
  having  a  reddish  breast;  --  called  also  {robin 
  redbreast},  {robinet},  and  {ruddock}. 
  b  An  American  singing  bird  ({Merula  migratoria}),  having 
  the  breast  chestnut,  or  dull  red.  The  upper  parts  are 
  olive-gray,  the  head  and  tail  blackish.  Called  also 
  {robin  redbreast},  and  {migratory  thrush}. 
  c  Any  one  of  several  species  of  Australian  warblers  of  the 
  genera  {Petroica},  {Melanadrays},  and  allied  genera;  as 
  the  scarlet-breasted  robin  ({Petroica  mullticolor}). 
  d  Any  one  of  several  Asiatic  birds;  as  the  Indian  robins. 
  See  {Indian  robin},  below. 
  {Beach  robin}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  robin  snipe,  or  knot.  See 
  {Blue-throated  robin}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Bluethroat}. 
  {Canada  robin}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  cedar  bird. 
  {Golden  robin}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  Baltimore  oriole. 
  {Ground  robin}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  chewink. 
  {Indian  robin}  (Zo["o]l.),  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}  (Zo["o]l.),  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}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  Asiatic  singing  bird 
  ({Accentor  rubeculoides}),  somewhat  resembling  the 
  European  robin. 
  {Robin  redbreast}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  European  robin. 
  b  The  American  robin. 
  c  The  American  bluebird. 
  {Robin  snipe}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  red-breasted  snipe,  or  dowitcher. 
  b  The  red-breasted  sandpiper,  or  knot. 
  {Robin's  plantain}.  (Bot.)  See  under  {Plantain}. 
  {Sea  robin}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  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 
  b  The  red-breasted  merganser,  or  sheldrake.  [Local,  U.S.] 
  {Water  robin}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  redstart  ({Ruticulla 
  fuliginosa}),  native  of  India. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  small  Old  World  songbird  with  a  reddish  breast  [syn:  {redbreast}, 
  {robin  redbreast},  {Old  World  robin},  {Erithacus 
  2:  large  American  thrush  having  a  rust-red  breast  and  abdomen 
  [syn:  {American  robin},  {Turdus  migratorius}] 

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