meadowlark

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noun mead·ow·lark \ˈme-dō-ˌlärk, -də-\

Definition of meadowlark

  1. :  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

Illustration of meadowlark

1611

First Known Use of meadowlark

1611


MEADOWLARK Defined for English Language Learners

meadowlark

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noun mead·ow·lark \ˈme-dō-ˌlärk, -də-\

Definition of meadowlark for English Language Learners

  • : a North American bird that has a brown back and a yellow breast


MEADOWLARK Defined for Kids

meadowlark

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noun mead·ow·lark \ˈme-dō-ˌlärk\

Definition of meadowlark for Students

  1. :  a songbird that has brownish upper parts and a yellow breast



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