kinglet

/ˈkɪŋlət/ (say 'kingluht)

noun
1. a king ruling over a small country or territory.
2. any of several small birds of the genus Regulus, as the firecrest or the goldcrest of Europe or the golden-crowned kinglet, R. satrapa of North America.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Kinglet — King let, n. 1. A little king; a weak or insignificant king. Carlyle. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of small singing birds of the genus {Regulus} and family {Sylviid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The golden crowned kinglet… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kinglet — [kiŋ′lit] n. [see LET] 1. a petty, unimportant king 2. any of several small Old World warblers (genus Regulus) with a bright colored crown, as the golden crowned kinglet ( R. satrapa) of North America: see WARBLER (sense 3) …   English World dictionary

  • Kinglet — Taxobox name = Kinglets image width = 240px image caption = Goldcrest Regulus regulus regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes subordo = Passeri familia = Regulidae genus = Regulus genus authority = Cuvier, 1800… …   Wikipedia

  • kinglet — /king lit/, n. 1. a king ruling over a small country or territory. 2. any of several small, greenish, crested birds of the genus Regulus. Cf. goldcrest, golden crowned kinglet, ruby crowned kinglet. [1595 1605; KING + LET] * * * ▪ bird  any of… …   Universalium

  • kinglet — noun a) A petty king; a king ruling over a small or unimportant territory. Cæsar termeth all the Lords, which in his time had justice in France, to be Kinglets [tr. ], or pettie Kings. b) A bird of the crest family (Regulidae). “My son hears… …   Wiktionary

  • kinglet — nykštukai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Regulus angl. kinglet vok. Goldhähnchen, n rus. королёк, m pranc. roitelet, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – nykštukiniai siauresnis terminas – auksajuostis nykštukas siauresnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • kinglet — noun Date: 1603 1. a weak or petty king 2. any of several small birds (genus Regulus) that are related to the gnatcatchers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • kinglet — king·let || kɪŋlɪt n. king with a small kingdom; type of small bird …   English contemporary dictionary

  • kinglet — noun 1》 chiefly derogatory a minor king. 2》 chiefly N. Amer. a very small warbler of a group that includes the goldcrest. [Genus Regulus.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • kinglet — king·let …   English syllables

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