robin

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English[edit]

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A European robin, Erithacus rubecula
An American robin, Turdus migratorius

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robin (plural robins)

  1. Various passerine birds (about 100 species) of the families Muscicapidae, Turdidae and Petroicidae (formerly Eopsaltridae), typically with a red breast.
    1. A European robin; Erithacus rubecula.
    2. An American robin; Turdus migratorius.

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The American robin is quite different from the European one: English settlers in America so named a red-breasted bird much larger than the European robin.

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Etymology 1[edit]

Familiar form of Robert.

Noun[edit]

robin m (plural robins)

  1. (obsolete) sheep, calf
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Etymology 2[edit]

Derivative of robe, in the phrase homme de robe ‘man of the gown’.

Noun[edit]

robin m (plural robins)

  1. (archaic, pejorative) lawyer

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