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Definition of robin
- 2 [usually with adjective or noun modifier] any of a number of other birds that resemble the European robin, especially in having a red breast:
- a large New World thrush (genus Turdus, family Turdidae), in particular the American robin (T. migratorius). Australian/NZ a small songbird related to the flycatchers (family Eopsaltridae, in particular genus Petroica).
mid 16th century: from Old French, pet form of the given name Robert