Definition of robin noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈrɒbɪn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɑːbɪn//
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  1. 1a small brown European bird with a red breast Culture In Britain the robin, sometimes called robin redbreast, is strongly associated with Christmas and pictures of robins, especially in snow-covered gardens, are often used on Christmas cards. See related entries: Birds
  2. 2a grey American bird with a red breast, larger than a European robin See related entries: Birds
  3. see also round robin
    Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Old French, pet form of the given name Robert.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: robin