calandra lark

noun

"-
variants or less commonly calander
kəˈlandə(r)
plural -s
: a large European lark (Melanocorypha calandra) noted for its ability to mimic the songs of other birds and sometimes kept as a cage bird

Word History

Etymology

Middle French calandre, from Old Provençal calandra, from Late Greek kalandros, probably from Greek charadrios, a bird

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“Calandra lark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calandra%20lark. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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