Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A little or petty king; a royalet.
  • n. In ornithology, a kinglet or goldcrest; a small bird of the genus Regulus.

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Examples

  • I have seen this linked all over and I thank roitelet for sharing it with me.

    Keith Olbermann channels Edward R. Murrow

  • [238] The Germans still call it _Zaunk├Ânig_ and the French _roitelet_, both names thus containing the idea of _king_.

    The Eleven Comedies, Volume 2

  • It is this little bird which is alluded to in Lafontaine's charming fable of the Oak and the Reed; this is the tiny roitelet which the Oak pronounces a heavy burden for the Reed:

    Rural Hours

  • Among the birds enumerated by Kuhn and others as representing the storm-cloud are likewise the wren or "kinglet" (French roitelet); the owl, sacred to Athene; the cuckoo, stork, and sparrow; and the red-breasted robin, whose name Robert was originally an epithet of the lightning-god Thor.

    Myths and Myth-makers: Old Tales and Superstitions Interpreted by Comparative Mythology

  • f (4) The Germans still call it 'Zaunkonig' and the French 'roitelet,' both names thus containing the idea of 'king.'

    The Birds

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