Found 2 items, similar to Ragged robin.
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Definition: ragged robin
n : common perennial native to Europe and western Asia having
usually pink flowers with ragged petals [syn: cuckoo flower
, Lychnis flos-cuculi
, Lychins floscuculi
English → English
Definition: Ragged robin
(r[a^]g"g[e^]d), a. [From Rag
1. Rent or worn into tatters, or till the texture is broken;
as, a ragged coat; a ragged sail.
2. Broken with rough edges; having jags; uneven; rough;
jagged; as, ragged rocks.
3. Hence, harsh and disagreeable to the ear; dissonant. [R.]
“A ragged noise of mirth.”
4. Wearing tattered clothes; as, a ragged fellow.
5. Rough; shaggy; rugged.
What shepherd owns those ragged sheep? --Dryden.
(Bot.), the fennel flower (Nigella Damascena
(Bot.), a plant of the genus Lychnis
), cultivated for its handsome
flowers, which have the petals cut into narrow lobes.
(Bot.), prince's feather (Polygonum orientale
, a free school for poor children, where they
are taught and in part fed; -- a name given at first
because they came in their common clothing. [Eng.]
[1913 Webster] -- Rag"ged*ly
, adv. -- Rag"ged*ness
, 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
a clown.] (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A small European singing bird (Erythacus rubecula
having a reddish breast; -- called also robin redbreast
, and ruddock
(b) An American singing bird (Merula migratoria
the breast chestnut, or dull red. The upper parts are
olive-gray, the head and tail blackish. Called also
, and migratory thrush
(c) Any one of several species of Australian warblers of the
, and allied genera; as,
the scarlet-breasted robin (Petroica mullticolor
(d) Any one of several Asiatic birds; as, the Indian robins.
See Indian robin
(Zo["o]l.), the robin snipe, or knot. See
. (Zo["o]l.) See Bluethroat
(Zo["o]l.), the cedar bird.
(Zo["o]l.), the Baltimore oriole.
(Zo["o]l.), the chewink.
(Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
Asiatic saxoline birds of the genera Thamnobia
. They are mostly black, usually with some
white on the wings.
(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.
. (Bot.) See under Ragged
(Zo["o]l.), a small Asiatic singing bird
), somewhat resembling the
(a) The European robin.
(b) The American robin.
(c) The American bluebird.
(a) The red-breasted snipe, or dowitcher.
(b) The red-breasted sandpiper, or knot.
. (Bot.) See under Plantain
(a) Any one of several species of American gurnards of the
. They are excellent food fishes. Called
. The name is also applied to a European
(b) The red-breasted merganser, or sheldrake. [Local, U.S.]
(Zo["o]l.), a redstart (Ruticulla fuliginosa
), native of India.