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 for Robin''s plantain
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plantain \Plan"tain\, n. [F., fr. L. plantago. Cf. Plant.]
     Any plant of the genus Plantago, but especially the
     Plantago major, a low herb with broad spreading radical
     leaves, and slender spikes of minute flowers. It is a native
     of Europe, but now found near the abode of civilized man in
     nearly all parts of the world.
     [1913 Webster]
     Indian plantain. (Bot.) See under Indian.
     Mud plantain, a homely North American aquatic plant
        ({Heteranthera reniformis), having broad, reniform
     Rattlesnake plantain, an orchidaceous plant ({Goodyera
        pubescens), with the leaves blotched and spotted with
     Ribwort plantain. See Ribwort.
     Robin's plantain, the Erigeron bellidifolium, a common
        daisylike plant of North America.
     Water plantain, a plant of the genus Alisma, having acrid
        leaves, and formerly regarded as a specific against
        hydrophobia. --Loudon.
        [1913 Webster]

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
     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
     (b) The red-breasted merganser, or sheldrake. [Local, U.S.]
     Water+robin+(Zool.),+a+redstart+({Ruticulla+fuliginosa">Water robin (Zool.), a redstart ({Ruticulla fuliginosa),
        native of India.
        [1913 Webster]

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