Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a red or reddish breast.
  • A misnomer of the American woodcock, Philohela minor.
  • Same as redbreast, 3.

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Examples

  • At a sale hosted by Christie's in New York in 2007, a record $856,000 was paid for a red-breasted merganser hen made in the 1870s by famed carver Lothrop Holmes, who worked as a cemetery superintendent in Massachusetts.

    Decoy Market, After Decline, Tests Its Wings

  • Below each drawing I compose a cryptogram, a hybrid of pig Latin, English, and French, neatly labeling each picture in tiny calligraphic script: Binrobatus rouge for red-breasted robin, Chicadeenus chapeaunoir for the little black-capped chickadee.

    The Memory Palace

  • Below each drawing I compose a cryptogram, a hybrid of pig Latin, English, and French, neatly labeling each picture in tiny calligraphic script: Binrobatus rouge for red-breasted robin, Chicadeenus chapeaunoir for the little black-capped chickadee.

    The Memory Palace

  • The red vest fits the source of a red-breasted robin, but what part of a robin is green?

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • So the old woman sold me a magnet and a red-breasted hummingbird to hang around my neck.

    El Colibrí (The Hummingbird)

  • These red-breasted mergansers, drawn by Neal Anderson, are sometimes called "punk ducks."

    Hunting Duck Stamps

  • So the old woman sold me a magnet and a red-breasted hummingbird to hang around my neck.

    El colibri

  • So the old woman sold me a magnet and a red-breasted hummingbird to hang around my neck.

    El Colibrí (The Hummingbird)

  • So the old woman sold me a magnet and a red-breasted hummingbird to hang around my neck.

    El colibri

  • So the old woman sold me a magnet and a red-breasted hummingbird to hang around my neck.

    El Colibrí (The Hummingbird)

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