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meadowlark

[med-oh-lahrk] /ˈmɛd oʊˌlɑrk/
noun
1.
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
1605-1615
1605-15; meadow + lark1
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  • The meadowlark-there is a poignancy about going back there and not hearing the meadowlarks anymore because of the lack of habitat.
  • The western meadowlark is mainly a ground dweller and searches for its food on the ground.
British Dictionary definitions for meadowlark

meadowlark

/ˈmɛdəʊˌlɑːk/
noun
1.
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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