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Canada robin at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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.] (Zo["o]l.)
(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} (Zo["o]l.), the robin snipe, or knot. See
{Knot}.

{Blue-throated robin}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Bluethroat}.

{Canada robin} (Zo["o]l.), the cedar bird.

{Golden robin} (Zo["o]l.), the Baltimore oriole.

{Ground robin} (Zo["o]l.), the chewink.

{Indian robin} (Zo["o]l.), 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 wings.

{Magrie robin} (Zo["o]l.), 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} (Zo["o]l.), a small Asiatic singing bird
({Accentor rubeculoides}), somewhat resembling the
European robin.

{Robin redbreast}. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The European robin.
(b) The American robin.
(c) The American bluebird.

{Robin snipe}. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The red-breasted snipe, or dowitcher.
(b) The red-breasted sandpiper, or knot.

{Robin's plantain}. (Bot.) See under {Plantain}.

{Sea robin}. (Zo["o]l.)
(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
gurnard.
(b) The red-breasted merganser, or sheldrake. [Local, U.S.]


{Water robin} (Zo["o]l.), a redstart ({Ruticulla
fuliginosa}), native of India.

Canada \Can"a*da\, n.
A British province in North America, giving its name to
various plants and animals.

{Canada balsam}. See under {Balsam}.

{Canada goose}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Wild goose}.

{Canada jay}. See {Whisky Jack}.

{Canada lynx}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Lynx}.

{Canada porcupine} (Zo["o]l.) See {Porcupine}, and {Urson}.


{Canada rice} (Bot.) See under {Rick}.

{Canada robin} (Zo["o]l.), the cedar bird.

Cedar \Ce"dar\, n. [AS. ceder, fr. L. cedrus, Gr. ?.] (Bot.)
The name of several evergreen trees. The wood is remarkable
for its durability and fragrant odor.

Note: The cedar of Lebanon is the Cedrus Libani; the white
cedar ({Cupressus thyoides}) is now called
{Cham[oe]cyparis sph[ae]roidea}; American red cedar is
the {Juniperus Virginiana}; Spanish cedar, the West
Indian {Cedrela odorata}. Many other trees with
odoriferous wood are locally called cedar.

{Cedar bird} (Zo["o]l.), a species of chatterer ({Ampelis
cedrarum}), so named from its frequenting cedar trees; --
called also {cherry bird}, {Canada robin}, and {American
waxwing}.