[From Robert.] A name given to red-breasted birds of different countries belonging to the thrush family. The robin of the United States is a common and favorite bird, its song being among the sweetest of those heard in our groves and orchards. The robin-redbreast of Europe is a smaller bird, which seems to delight in the presence of man, often entering his dwelling. It sometimes takes up its abode in houses in cold weather, while it warbles its song when the sun shines or the fire burns brightly.