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English

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

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Noun

Singular
robin

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

Usage notes

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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French

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ʀɔbɛ̃/

Etymology 1

Familiar form of Robert.

Noun

robin m. (plural robins)

  1. (obsolete) sheep, calf
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Etymology 2

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

Noun

robin m. (plural robins)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) lawyer

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