Middle English Dictionary Entry

Robert n.
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The personal name Robert: (a) as a designation for a robber, vagabond, or lowly person; robertes men (knaves), robbers, marauders; ~ renne-aboute, wastrel, good-for-nothing; (b) as a designation for the devil; (c) as a designation for a gentleman; (d) in phrase: pere ~, a pun revealing the author's name; (e) in cpd.: herbe ~, a medicinal herb [see also herbe-robert n.].
The European robin (Erithacus rubecola); ~ red-brest.