from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Red-breasted.
  • noun A small sylviine bird of Europe, Erithacus rubecula; the robin, or robin redbreast. See robin.
  • noun The American robin or migratory thrush, Merula migratoria or Turdus migratorius. See robin.
  • noun The red-breasted sandpiper, or knot, Tringa canutus. See robin-snipe.
  • noun The red-bellied sunfish, Lepomis auritus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The European robin.
  • noun The American robin. See robin.
  • noun The knot, or red-breasted snipe; -- called also robin breast, and robin snipe. See knot.
  • noun (Zoöl.) The long-eared pondfish. See Pondfish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of several unrelated birds that have a red breast; but especially the European robin, Erithacus rubecula.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun small Old World songbird with a reddish breast


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