King"let (?), n.

1.

A little king; a weak or insignificant king.

Carlyle.

2. Zool.

Any one of several species of small singing birds of the genus Regulus and family Sylviidae.

⇒ The golden-crowned kinglet (Regulus satrapa), and the rubycrowned kinglet (R. calendula), are the most common American species. The common English kinglet (R. cristatus) is also called golden-crested wren, moonie, and marigold finch. The kinglets are often popularly called wrens, both in America and England.

 

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