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[lav-er-uh k, leyv-ruh k]
noun Chiefly Scot.
  1. a lark, especially a skylark.
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Also lav·rock [lav-ruh k] /ˈlæv rək/.

Origin of laverock

1275–1325; Middle English laverok, Old English lāwerce lark1
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Examples from the Web for laverock

Historical Examples

  • He published "The Laverock," a volume of poems and songs, in 1829.

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume V.


  • Ay, it is the Gowans and the Laverock that you will like best.

  • Ony ane o' them withoot the ither stan's like the ae factor o' a multiplication, or ae wing upo' a laverock (lark).'

    Robert Falconer

    George MacDonald

  • St. Kevin was more considerate to a blackbird than to the laverock.

    Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life

    Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey

  • With the laverock's lyric our fancy filled the sky—with the throstle's roundelay it awoke the wood.

British Dictionary definitions for laverock


  1. a Scot and northern English dialect word for skylark (def. 1)
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Word Origin

Old English lǣwerce lark 1
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