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Definition of the noun american robin

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  1. large American thrush having a rust-red breast and abdomen
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • scientific name: Turdus migratorius
    • synonym of American robin: robin
    • more generic word: thrush = songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast
    • member of: genus Turdus / Turdus = type genus of the Turdidae
    • geographic area: Caribbean, North America
    • observational distribution: specimen and observational data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility Network (not necessarily true occurrence density gradients)
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Alternative definition of the noun american robin


  1. A New World passerine bird; Turdus migratorius.

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Google previewBritannica Student Encyclopedia (2014)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc

The best-known types are the American robin and the European robin. Early European settlers in North America named the American robin after the European bird. Both these types belong to ...

Google previewThe Continuum Encyclopedia of Animal Symbolism in Art (2004)

by Hope B. Werness

Members of the thrush family, Erithacus rubecula in Europe, and Turdus migratorius, the larger American robin. The robin sometimes plays the role attributed to the goldfinch in Christian legends — plucking a thorn from Christ's crown and ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History (2013)

by Joan Shelley Rubin, Paul S. Boyer, Professor Scott E. Casper

For the next fifteen years, as the James gang robbed banks and trains, an American Robin Hood legend was born. In a failed bank holdup in Northfield, Minnesota, in 1876, all the gang members except theJames brothers were killed. In 1882 ...

Google previewThe New American Cyclopaedia: a Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge (1863)

by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana

— Birds of very different families in various parts of the world bear this name, as is the case with our American robin, which is one of the thrushes, turdiu migrato- riu> (Linn.) ...

Google previewThe New American Encyclopaedia (1872)

A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge

Birds of very different families in various parts of the world bear this name, as is the case with our American robin, which is one of the thrushes, turdui migrato- rintt (Linn.) ; the generic characters are given under Thrush. It is unnecessary to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Biological Invasions (2011)

by Dr. Daniel Simberloff, Dr. Marcel Rejmanek

Figure 2 An American robin (Turdus migratorius), part of a large flock, feeding on the overwintering dried fruits of Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) in February 2009. In addition to being dispersed by a variety of birds, seeds are dispersed ...

Google previewThe Birdwatcher's Dictionary (2010)

by Peter Weaver

Least Turnstone, Ruddy Waxwing, Bohemian Wren, Winter British name Arctic Redpoll American Robin Dunlin Common Scoter Velvet Scoter Great Grey Shrike Great Skua Snipe House Sparrow Sand Martin Swallow Sandwich Tern Little ...

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