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Definition of robin:

  1. A small European singing bird ( Erythacus rubecula), having a reddish breast; - called also robin redbreast, robinet, and ruddock.
  2. An American singing bird ( Merula migratoria), having the breast chestnut, or dull red. The upper parts are olive- gray, the head and tail blackish. Called also robin redbreast, and migratory thrush.
  3. Any one of several Asiatic birds; as, the Indian robins. See Indian robin, below.
  4. Any one of several species of Australian warblers of the genera Petroica, Melanadrays, and allied genera; as, the scarlet- breasted robin ( Petroica mullticolor).

Synonyms:

Old World robin, Erithacus Rubecola, redbreast, robin redbreast, Turdus migratorius, American Robin.

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