calandra lark

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variants: or less commonly calander \ kəˈlandə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of calandra lark

: a large European lark (Melanocorypha calandra) noted for its ability to mimic the songs of other birds and sometimes kept as a cage bird

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History and Etymology for calandra lark

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

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“Calandra lark.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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