1. A North American songbird (Turdus migratorius) having a rust-red breast and gray and black upper plumage. Also called robin redbreast.
2. A small songbird (Erithacus rubecula) of Eurasia and Africa having olive-brown upper plumage and a conspicuous orange breast and face. Also called robin redbreast, ruddock.
3. Any of various birds resembling a robin.
[Short for Robin Redbreast, from Middle English Robin, personal name, from Old French, diminutive of Robert.]
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