meadow lark
meadowlark meadowlark, meadow lark meadow lark . (Zo["o]l.), Any species of {Sturnella}, a genus of North American songbirds allied to the starlings. The common species ({Sturnella magna}) has a yellow breast with a black crescent.

Syn: lark. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]


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  • meadow lark — noun (US) A name for various species of birds of the genus Sturnella (family Icteridae) • • • Main Entry: ↑meadow * * * meadow lark, or mead|ow|lark «MEHD oh LAHRK», noun. a songbird of North America about as big as a robin, having a thick body,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Meadow Lark Lake — Meadow Lark Lake, WY U.S. Census Designated Place in Wyoming Population (2000): 8 Housing Units (2000): 46 Land area (2000): 18.968277 sq. miles (49.127611 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.342819 sq. miles (0.887898 sq. km) Total area (2000):… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Meadow Lark Lake, WY — U.S. Census Designated Place in Wyoming Population (2000): 8 Housing Units (2000): 46 Land area (2000): 18.968277 sq. miles (49.127611 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.342819 sq. miles (0.887898 sq. km) Total area (2000): 19.311096 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Meadow Lark Lake, Wyoming — Meadowlark Lake, Wyoming   CDP   …   Wikipedia

  • Lark — Lark, n. [OE. larke, laverock, AS. l[=a]werce; akin to D. leeuwerik, LG. lewerke, OHG. l[=e]rahha, G. lerche, Sw. l[ a]rka, Dan. lerke, Icel. l[ae]virki.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one numerous species of singing birds of the genus {Alauda} and allied… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lark bunting — Lark Lark, n. [OE. larke, laverock, AS. l[=a]werce; akin to D. leeuwerik, LG. lewerke, OHG. l[=e]rahha, G. lerche, Sw. l[ a]rka, Dan. lerke, Icel. l[ae]virki.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one numerous species of singing birds of the genus {Alauda} and allied… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lark sparrow — Lark Lark, n. [OE. larke, laverock, AS. l[=a]werce; akin to D. leeuwerik, LG. lewerke, OHG. l[=e]rahha, G. lerche, Sw. l[ a]rka, Dan. lerke, Icel. l[ae]virki.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one numerous species of singing birds of the genus {Alauda} and allied… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meadow — n. 1 a piece of grassland, esp. one used for hay. 2 a piece of low well watered ground, esp. near a river. Phrases and idioms: meadow brown a common brown butterfly, Maniola jurtina. meadow grass a perennial creeping grass, Poa pratensis. meadow… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lark´er — lark1 «lahrk», noun. 1. a small songbird of Europe, Asia, America, and northern Africa, with brown feathers and long hind claws. One kind, the skylark, sings while soaring in the air. 2. any one of various similar birds, such as the meadow lark,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lark — 1. n. 1 any small bird of the family Alaudidae with brown plumage, elongated hind claws and tuneful song, esp. the skylark. 2 any of various similar birds such as the meadow lark. Etymology: OE laferce, laeligwerce, of unkn. orig. 2. n. & v.… …   Useful english dictionary

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