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Definition of "robin" []

  • A North American songbird (Turdus migratorius) having a rust-red breast and gray and black upper plumage. Also called robin redbreast. (noun)
  • A small Old World bird (Erithacus rubecula) having an orange breast and a brown back. Also called robin redbreast. (noun)
  • Any of various birds resembling a robin. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "robin" in a sentence
  • "Hidden from sight, a robin is singing a soft October song in perfect accord with the mood of the day, melancholic with the passing of summer yet sweet with the fullness of a perfect autumn day."
  • "Nolan would have to down play robin, because well robin is gay."
  • "It was an American robin, a large thrush with a red breast when everyone in the movie theater knew an English robin is a much smaller non-thrush bird with an orangey breast."