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redbreast

[red-brest] /ˈrɛdˌbrɛst/
noun
1.
the European robin, Erithacus rubecula.
2.
the North American robin, Turdus migratorius.
3.
any of various other birds, as a dowitcher or knot.
4.
a freshwater sunfish, Lepomis auritus, of the eastern U.S.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English; see red1, breast
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British Dictionary definitions for red-breast

redbreast

/ˈrɛdˌbrɛst/
noun
1.
any of various birds having a red breast, esp the Old World robin See robin (sense 1)
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Word Origin and History for red-breast

redbreast

n.

early 15c., of the English robin, from red (adj.1) + breast (n.). Later of the American bird.

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