Definition of Redbreast

1. Noun. Small Old World songbird with a reddish breast.

Exact synonyms: Erithacus Rubecola, Old World Robin, Robin, Robin Redbreast
Generic synonyms: Thrush
Group relationships: Erithacus, Genus Erithacus



Definition of Redbreast

1. n. The European robin.

Definition of Redbreast

1. Noun. Any of several unrelated birds that have a red breast; but especially the European robin, ''Erithacus rubecula''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Redbreast

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Medical Definition of Redbreast

1. 1. The European robin. The American robin. See Robin. The knot, or red-breasted snipe; called also robin breast, and robin snipe. See Knot. 2. The long-eared pondfish. See Pondfish. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Redbreast

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redbay
redbays
redbed
redbeds
redbellies
redbelly
redberries
redberry
redbird
redbird cactus
redbird flower
redbirds
redbone
redbones
redbreast (current term)
redbreasts
redbrick
redbrick university
redbricks
redbrush
redbud
redbuds
redbug
redbugs
redbush
redcap
redcaps
redcedar
redcedars

Literary usage of Redbreast

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1. Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Chiefly by John Brand, Henry Ellis (1901)
"Atomes or flies swarming together, and sporting themselves in the sun-beams is a good omen of fair weather." ROBIN redbreast. ..."

2. The Sunday Magazine by Thomas Guthrie, William Garden Blaikie, Benjamin Waugh (1875)
"ROBIN redbreast. C" ENTLE Robin redbreast, ^-* I'll sing a song to thee, Even a Robin's friendship In the virgin springtide Where the violet cowers, ..."

3. McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader by William Holmes McGuffey (1896)
"Robin, Robin redbreast, 0 Robin dear! Robin sings so sweetly In the falling of ... Robin, Robin redbreast, O Robin dear! And what will this poor Robin do? ..."

4. McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader by William Holmes McGuffey (1879)
"Robin, Robin redbreast, O Robin dear! Robin sings so sweetly In the falling of the year. 2. Bright yellow, red, and orange, The leaves come down in hosts; ..."

5. Observations on Popular Antiquities Chiefly Illustrating the Origin of Our by John Brand, Henry Ellis (1900)
"ROBIN-redbreast. Touching the common notion that it is ominous or unlucky to ... As for the robin-redbreast, not improbably he owes his security to the old ..."

6. A Book of Famous Verse by Agnes Repplier (1892)
"ROBIN redbreast Lest you should think he never could recapture The first fine ... Robin, Robin redbreast, O Robin dear! Robin sings so sweetly In the ..."

7. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"redbreast, or Robin redbreast, a familiar European warbler ... In Great Britain the redbreast is a permanent resident, but in more northern countries it is ..."

8. A History of British Birds by Thomas Bewick, Ralph Beilby, Henry Cotes (1826)
"ROBIN-redbreast, OR RUDDOCK. (Motacilla rubecula, Linn. ... In spring the redbreast retires to woods and thickets, where, with its mate, it prepares for the ..."

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