western meadowlark


noun

See under meadowlark.

Nearby words

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  3. western juniper,
  4. western larch,
  5. western lowland gorilla,
  6. western mountain ash,
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  8. western omelet,
  9. western province,
  10. western red cedar

meadowlark

[med-oh-lahrk]

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.

Origin of meadowlark

First recorded in 1605–15; meadow + lark1

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British Dictionary definitions for western meadowlark

meadowlark

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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