horned lark

  1. a lark, Eremophila alpestris, of the Northern Hemisphere, having a tuft of feathers on each side of the crown of the head.

Origin of horned lark

First recorded in 1835–45

Words Nearby horned lark

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How to use horned lark in a sentence

  • That Saturday, climbing a tundra ridge at 12,500 feet, I witnessed the collapse of sun-rotted cornice into a cirque, then spotted a pair of horned larks and a microgarden of alpine forget-me-nots.

  • A twittering, hurried chant, suggestive of the horned lark's performance, but terminating in decreasing power.

  • "Otherwise the horned lark," added the young naturalist, from his broncho behind the carriage.

    A Bird-Lover in the West | Olive Thorne Miller
  • I had listened to the sky song of the desert horned lark out on the plain, but there he did not hover long in the air.

    Birds of the Rockies | Leander Sylvester Keyser
  • This was the youngest horned lark seen by me in my rambles on the plains.

    Birds of the Rockies | Leander Sylvester Keyser