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Definition of "redbreast" [red•breast]

  • A bird, such as the robin, that has a red breast. (noun)
  • A freshwater sunfish (Lepomis auritus) of the eastern United States, having a reddish belly. (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 "redbreast" in a sentence
  • "Hall – and a fat robin redbreast who was staring at me."
  • "Why am I called redbreast when I do not possess one single red feather? ""
  • "When the English, Welsh and Scots settled the Appalachian mountains, they found a familiar plant growing, and used their own familiar name for it, much as they named the red-breasted thrush of North America after their very own robin redbreast."