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Definition: Robin snipe
, n. [OE. snipe; akin to D. snep, snip, LG. sneppe,
snippe, G. schnepfe, Icel. sn[=i]pa (in comp.), Dan. sneppe,
Sw. sn["a]ppa a sanpiper, and possibly to E. snap. See
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of limicoline game
birds of the family Scolopacid[ae]
, having a long,
slender, nearly straight beak.
Note: The common, or whole, snipe (Gallinago c[oe]lestis
and the great, or double, snipe (G. major
), are the
most important European species. The Wilson's snipe
) (sometimes erroneously called English snipe
) and the gray snipe, or dowitcher (Macrohamphus griseus
), are well-known American species.
2. A fool; a blockhead. [R.] --Shak.
, the dunlin; the jacksnipe.
. See Jacksnipe
. See under Quail
, the knot.
. See in the Vocabulary.
, any sandpiper.
, the marsh harrier. [Prov. Eng.]
, the tattler.
, the dunlin; the green and the common European
. See Rock snipe
, under Rock
, the great snipe.
, 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.