Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several small grayish birds of the widely distributed genus Regulus, having a yellowish or reddish patch on the crown of the head.
  • noun A king ruling a kingdom considered small or unimportant.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A little king; a weak or insignificant king.
  • noun A golden-crested or ruby-crowned wren: one of a number of very diminutive greenish birds, about 4 inches long, having a yellow, orange, or flaming crest, constituting the subfamily Regulinæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A little king; a weak or insignificant king.
  • noun (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of small singing birds of the genus Regulus and family Sylviidæ.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A petty king; a king ruling over a small or unimportant territory.
  • noun A bird of the crest family (Regulidae).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun small birds resembling warblers but having some of the habits of titmice

Etymologies

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From king +‎ -let.

Examples

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  • Unbearably cute.

    August 11, 2008

  • So plump!

    August 11, 2008

  • Yes! I think it looks even more so because it has a little round head with no "shoulders" to speak of.

    August 11, 2008