ETYM Properly a pet name for Robert, originally meaning, famebright; French, fron Old High Germ. Roudperht.
1. Large American thrush having a rust-red breast and abdomen; SYN. American robin, Turdus migratorius.
2. Small Old World songbird with a reddish breast; SYN. redbreast, robin redbreast, Old World robin, Erithacus rubecola.
One of two songbirds of the thrush family. (1) North American thrush, the robin Turdus migratorius, 10 in/25 cm long, gray brown with brick-red underparts. (2) Eurasian and African thrush Erithacus rubecula, 5 in/13 cm long, olive brown above with a red breast.