The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Robin \Rob"in\, n. [Properly a pet name for Robert, originally
meaning, famebright; F., fron OHG. Roudperht; ruod (in comp.;
akin to AS. hr?? glory, fame, Goth. hr?peigs victorius) +
beraht bright. See Bright, Hob a clown.] (Zool.)
(a) A small European singing bird (Erythacus rubecula),
having a reddish breast; -- called also robin
redbreast, robinet, and ruddock.
(b) 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.
(c) Any one of several species of Australian warblers of the
genera Petroica, Melanadrays, and allied genera; as,
the scarlet-breasted robin (Petroica mullticolor).
(d) Any one of several Asiatic birds; as, the Indian robins.
See Indian robin, below.
Beach robin (Zool.), the robin snipe, or knot. See Knot.
Blue-throated robin. (Zool.) See Bluethroat.
Canada robin (Zool.), the cedar bird.
Golden robin (Zool.), the Baltimore oriole.
Ground robin (Zool.), the chewink.
Indian robin (Zool.), any one of several species of Asiatic
saxoline birds of the genera Thamnobia and Pratincola.
They are mostly black, usually with some white on the
Magrie robin (Zool.), an Asiatic singing bird (Corsycus
saularis), having the back, head, neck, and breast black
glossed with blue, the wings black, and the belly white.
Ragged robin. (Bot.) See under Ragged.
Robin accentor (Zool.), a small Asiatic singing bird
(Accentor rubeculoides), somewhat resembling the
Robin redbreast. (Zool.)
(a) The European robin.
(b) The American robin.
(c) The American bluebird.
Robin snipe. (Zool.)
(a) The red-breasted snipe, or dowitcher.
(b) The red-breasted sandpiper, or knot.
Robin's plantain. (Bot.) See under Plantain.
Sea robin. (Zool.)
(a) Any one of several species of American gurnards of the
genus Prionotus. They are excellent food fishes. Called
also wingfish. The name is also applied to a European
(b) The red-breasted merganser, or sheldrake. [Local, U.S.]
Water robin (Zool.), a redstart (Ruticulla fuliginosa),
native of India.