meadowlark

[ med-oh-lahrk ]
/ ˈmɛd oʊˌlɑrk /
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noun

any of several American songbirds of the genus Sturnella, of the family Icteridae, especially S. magna (eastern meadowlark) and S. neglecta (western meadowlark), having a brownish and black back and wings and a yellow breast, noted for their clear, tuneful song.

Nearby words

  1. meadow rue,
  2. meadow saffron,
  3. meadow salsify,
  4. meadow vole,
  5. meadowland,
  6. meadows's syndrome,
  7. meadowsweet,
  8. meadowy,
  9. meads,
  10. meadville

Origin of meadowlark

First recorded in 1605–15; meadow + lark1

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British Dictionary definitions for meadowlark

meadowlark

/ (ˈmɛdəʊˌlɑːk) /

noun

either of two North American yellow-breasted songbirds, Sturnella magna (eastern meadowlark) or S. neglecta (western meadowlark): family Icteridae (American orioles)
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