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

  Ragged \Rag"ged\ (r[a^]g"g[e^]d), a. [From Rag, n.]
     1. Rent or worn into tatters, or till the texture is broken;
        as, a ragged coat; a ragged sail.
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     2. Broken with rough edges; having jags; uneven; rough;
        jagged; as, ragged rocks.
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     3. Hence, harsh and disagreeable to the ear; dissonant. [R.]
        "A ragged noise of mirth." --Herbert.
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     4. Wearing tattered clothes; as, a ragged fellow.
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     5. Rough; shaggy; rugged.
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              What shepherd owns those ragged sheep? --Dryden.
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     Ragged lady (Bot.), the fennel flower ({Nigella
        Damascena).
  
     Ragged robin (Bot.), a plant of the genus Lychnis
        ({Lychnis Flos-cuculi), cultivated for its handsome
        flowers, which have the petals cut into narrow lobes.
  
     Ragged sailor (Bot.), prince's feather ({Polygonum
        orientale).
  
     Ragged school, a free school for poor children, where they
        are taught and in part fed; -- a name given at first
        because they came in their common clothing. [Eng.]
        [1913 Webster] -- Rag"ged*ly, adv. -- Rag"ged*ness, n.
        [1913 Webster] Raggie

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 WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ragged robin
      n 1: common perennial native to Europe and western Asia having
           usually pink flowers with ragged petals [syn: ragged
           robin, cuckoo flower, Lychnis flos-cuculi, Lychins
           floscuculi]

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