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 for golden robin
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Golden \Gold"en\ (g[=o]ld"'n), a. [OE. golden; cf. OE. gulden,
     AS. gylden, from gold. See Gold, and cf. Guilder.]
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     1. Made of gold; consisting of gold.
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     2. Having the color of gold; as, the golden grain.
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     3. Very precious; highly valuable; excellent; eminently
        auspicious; as, golden opinions.
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     Golden age.
        (a) The fabulous age of primeval simplicity and purity of
            manners in rural employments, followed by the silver
            age, bronze age, and iron age. --Dryden.
        (b) (Roman Literature) The best part (B. C. 81 -- A. D.
            14) of the classical period of Latinity; the time when
            Cicero, C[ae]sar, Virgil, etc., wrote. Hence:
        (c) That period in the history of a literature, etc., when
            it flourishes in its greatest purity or attains its
            greatest glory; as, the Elizabethan age has been
            considered the golden age of English literature.
  
     Golden balls, three gilt balls used as a sign of a
        pawnbroker's office or shop; -- originally taken from the
        coat of arms of Lombardy, the first money lenders in
        London having been Lombards.
  
     Golden bull. See under Bull, an edict.
  
     Golden chain (Bot.), the shrub Cytisus Laburnum, so named
        from its long clusters of yellow blossoms.
  
     Golden club (Bot.), an aquatic plant ({Orontium
        aquaticum), bearing a thick spike of minute yellow
        flowers.
  
     Golden cup (Bot.), the buttercup.
  
     Golden eagle (Zool.), a large and powerful eagle ({Aquila
        Chrysa["e]tos) inhabiting Europe, Asia, and North
        America. It is so called from the brownish yellow tips of
        the feathers on the head and neck. A dark variety is
        called the royal eagle; the young in the second year is
        the ring-tailed eagle.
  
     Golden fleece.
        (a) (Mythol.) The fleece of gold fabled to have been taken
            from the ram that bore Phryxus through the air to
            Colchis, and in quest of which Jason undertook the
            Argonautic expedition.
        (b) (Her.) An order of knighthood instituted in 1429 by
            Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy; -- called also
            Toison d'Or.
  
     Golden grease, a bribe; a fee. [Slang]
  
     Golden hair (Bot.), a South African shrubby composite plant
        with golden yellow flowers, the Chrysocoma Coma-aurea.
        
  
     Golden Horde (Hist.), a tribe of Mongolian Tartars who
        overran and settled in Southern Russia early in the 18th
        century.
  
     Golden Legend, a hagiology (the "Aurea Legenda") written by
        James de Voragine, Archbishop of Genoa, in the 13th
        century, translated and printed by Caxton in 1483, and
        partially paraphrased by Longfellow in a poem thus
        entitled.
  
     Golden marcasite tin. [Obs.]
  
     Golden mean, the way of wisdom and safety between extremes;
        sufficiency without excess; moderation.
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              Angels guard him in the golden mean.  --Pope.
  
     Golden mole (Zool), one of several South African
        Insectivora of the family Chrysochlorid[ae], resembling
        moles in form and habits. The fur is tinted with green,
        purple, and gold.
  
     Golden number (Chronol.), a number showing the year of the
        lunar or Metonic cycle. It is reckoned from 1 to 19, and
        is so called from having formerly been written in the
        calendar in gold.
  
     Golden oriole. (Zool.) See Oriole.
  
     Golden pheasant. See under Pheasant.
  
     Golden pippin, a kind of apple, of a bright yellow color.
        
  
     Golden plover (Zool.), one of several species of plovers,
        of the genus Charadrius, esp. the European ({Charadrius
        apricarius, syn. Charadrius pluvialis; -- called also
        yellow plover, black-breasted plover, hill plover,
        and whistling plover. The common American species
        ({Charadrius dominicus) is also called frostbird, and
        bullhead.
  
     Golden robin. (Zool.) See Baltimore oriole, in Vocab.
  
     Golden rose (R. C. Ch.), a gold or gilded rose blessed by
        the pope on the fourth Sunday in Lent, and sent to some
        church or person in recognition of special services
        rendered to the Holy See.
  
     Golden rule.
        (a) The rule of doing as we would have others do to us.
            Cf. --Luke vi. 31.
        (b) The rule of proportion, or rule of three.
  
     Golden samphire (Bot.), a composite plant ({Inula
        crithmoides), found on the seashore of Europe.
  
     Golden saxifrage (Bot.), a low herb with yellow flowers
        ({Chrysosplenium oppositifolium), blossoming in wet
        places in early spring.
  
     Golden seal (Bot.), a perennial ranunculaceous herb
        ({Hydrastis Canadensis), with a thick knotted rootstock
        and large rounded leaves.
  
     Golden sulphide of antimony, or Golden sulphuret of
     antimony (Chem.), the pentasulphide of antimony, a golden or
        orange yellow powder.
  
     Golden warbler (Zool.), a common American wood warbler
        ({Dendroica [ae]stiva); -- called also blue-eyed yellow
        warbler, garden warbler, and summer yellow bird.
  
     Golden wasp (Zool.), a bright-colored hymenopterous insect,
        of the family Chrysidid[ae]. The colors are golden,
        blue, and green.
  
     Golden wedding. See under Wedding.
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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.
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     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">Water robin (Zool.), a redstart ({Ruticulla fuliginosa),
        native of India.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Baltimore bird \Bal"ti*more bird`\, Baltimore oriole
  \Bal"ti*more o"ri*ole\ (Zool.)
     A common bird ({Icterus galbula) of eastern and central
     America and Canada, named after Lord Baltimore, because its
     colors (black and orange red) are like those of his coat of
     arms; -- called also golden robin. It winters in the
     American tropics.
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