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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 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 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 New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 8: Environment by Martin Melosi

northern mockingbird, bluejay, American robin, Carolina wren, red-tailed hawk, red-shouldered hawk, mourning dove, eastern bluebird, and northern cardinal are all birds that children across the South learn to identify at early ages. Most of ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1906)

A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge with a New Atlas of the World

— tory the American robin. See robin1 ...

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 previewAmerican Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore [3 volumes] (2016)

An Encyclopedia of American Folklore (3 Volumes) by Christopher R. Fee, Jeffrey B. Webb

Murrieta quickly gained a reputation as the Mexican American Robin Hood or the Robin Hood of El Dorado, a fearless and intrepid defender of an oppressed minority. In essence, Murrieta is an excellent example of the phenomenon the ...

Google previewThe New international encyclopaedia (1906)

by Daniel Coit Gilman, Frank Moore Colby, Harry Thurston Peck

The American robin (Morula migratoria) is the largest and most numerous of our thrushes, and closely related to the European blackbird (q.v.). It is 10 inches long, olive-gray, the top and sides of the head black, the chin and throat white with ...

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