Definition of robin in English:

robin

noun

  • 1A small Old World thrush related to the chats, typically having a brown back with red on the breast or other colourful markings.

    • ‘Migrating from northern Europe to the Iberian Peninsula's cork forests are blackcaps, finches, robins, and song thrushes.’
    • ‘In their study, the researchers compared two species of night-migratory songbirds - garden warblers and European robins - with two non-migratory songbirds - zebra finches and canaries.’
    • ‘As dawn breaks on a misty Welsh morning, the earliest birds to break into song are likely to include European robins, followed by blackbirds and song thrushes.’
    • ‘I'm told catnip keeps birds away from strawberries, and having lost most of mine to robins this year I'm going to try it.’
    • ‘It worked, but only up to a point, for this year's bumper crop has been almost entirely eaten by a family of robins.’
  • 2Any of a number of birds that resemble the European robin, especially in having a red breast:

Origin

Mid 16th century: from Old French, pet form of the given name Robert.

Pronunciation:

robin

/ˈrɒbɪn/