- a small, European songbird, Lullula arborea, noted for its song in flight.
Origin of woodlark
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Examples from the Web for woodlark
He pointed out the woodlark and the blackcap to me, and told me where he had seen and heard them.Fresh Fields
Overhead a woodlark drifted in vast circles, singing as he flew.In the West Country
Francis A. Knight
If a woodlark stirred, he saw the shadow of its wing flit from frond to frond.Pharais and The Mountain Lovers
The maiden laughed, a merry laughter like the lilt of a woodlark.Masters of the Guild
She awoke; the woodlark was singing in the near copse—the little birds were astir, and rustling in their leafy nests.
- an Old World lark, Lullula arborea, similar to but slightly smaller than the skylark
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