noun Date: 1611 any of several American songbirds (genus Sturnella of the family Icteridae) that are streaked brown above and in northernmost forms have a yellow breast marked with a black crescent

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meadowlark — [mēd′ōlärk΄] n. pl. meadowlarks or meadowlark any of a genus (Sturnella, family Icteridae) of American passerine birds; esp., any of the yellow breasted North American species ( S. magna and S. neglecta) with a black, V shaped collar …   English World dictionary

  • Meadowlark — For other uses, see Meadowlark (disambiguation). Meadowlarks Eastern Meadowlark Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • meadowlark — /med oh lahrk /, n. any of several American songbirds of the genus Sturnella, of the family Icteridae, esp. S. magna (eastern meadowlark) and S. neglecta (western meadowlark), having a brownish and black back and wings and a yellow breast, noted… …   Universalium

  • meadowlark — UK [ˈmedəʊˌlɑː(r)k] / US [ˈmedoʊˌlɑrk] noun [countable] Word forms meadowlark : singular meadowlark plural meadowlarks a North American bird with a yellow breast, known for its sweet song …   English dictionary

  • meadowlark — /ˈmɛdoʊlak/ (say medohlahk) noun any of various common American songbirds of the genus Sturnella, family Fringillidae, especially the eastern meadowlark, S. magna, and western meadowlark, S. neglecta, both of which are robust, yellow breasted… …   Australian English dictionary

  • meadowlark — noun North American songbirds having a yellow breast • Syn: ↑lark • Hypernyms: ↑New World oriole, ↑American oriole, ↑oriole • Hyponyms: ↑eastern meadowlark, ↑Sturnella magna …   Useful english dictionary

  • meadowlark — pieviniai trupialai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Sturnella angl. meadowlark rus. луговой трупиал, m pranc. sturnelle, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – trupialiniai siauresnis terminas – didysis pievinis trupialas… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • meadowlark — noun Any of several songbirds, of the genus Sturnella, native to North America …   Wiktionary

  • meadowlark — mead|ow|lark [ˈmedəula:k US doula:rk] n a brown North American bird with a yellow breast …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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