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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.] (Zool.)
   (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.
       [1913 Webster]

   Beach robin (Zool.), the robin snipe, or knot. See Knot.
      

   Blue-throated robin. (Zool.) See Bluethroat.

   Canada robin (Zool.), the cedar bird.

   Golden robin (Zool.), the Baltimore oriole.

   Ground robin (Zool.), the chewink.

   Indian robin (Zool.), 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 (Zool.), 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 (Zool.), a small Asiatic singing bird
      (Accentor rubeculoides), somewhat resembling the
      European robin.

   Robin redbreast. (Zool.)
   (a) The European robin.
   (b) The American robin.
   (c) The American bluebird.

   Robin snipe. (Zool.)
   (a) The red-breasted snipe, or dowitcher.
   (b) The red-breasted sandpiper, or knot.

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

   Sea robin. (Zool.)
   (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 (Zool.), a redstart (Ruticulla fuliginosa),
      native of India.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Canada \Can"a*da\, n.
   A country in North America, bordering the United States on
   the north. It is a federation which includes English-speaking
   provinces and the French-speaking Province of Quebec.
   [1913 Webster +PJC]

   Canada balsam. See under Balsam.

   Canada goose. (Zool.) See Wild goose.

   Canada jay. See Whisky Jack.

   Canada lynx. (Zool.) See Lynx.

   Canada lily. (Bot.) a plant of eastern North America
      (Lilium canadense) having yellow or orange flowers with
      dark spots; called also meadow lily. --RHUD

   Canada porcupine (Zool.) See Porcupine, and Urson.

   Canada rice (Bot.) See under Rick.

   Canada robin (Zool.), the cedar bird.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

cedar waxwing \ce"dar wax"wing\, n. (Zool.)
   a species of chatterer (Bombycilla cedrorum, formerly
   Ampelis cedrorum) widely distributed over temperate North
   America, so named from its frequenting cedar trees; -- called
   also cedar bird, cherry bird, Canada robin, and
   American waxwing. It is a brownish bird about 7 inches
   long, between the size of a robin and a sparrow, has a crest
   on the head, a black face mask, and a yellow-tipped tail. The
   name comes from the black color of the tips of the wings,
   like that of a black sealing wax. They sometimes are seen in
   flocks.
   [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]
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