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meadowlark

Syllabification: mead·ow·lark
Pronunciation: /ˈmedōˌlärk, ˈmedə-
 
/

Definition of meadowlark in English:

noun

A ground-dwelling songbird of the American blackbird family, with a brown streaky back and typically yellow and black underparts.
  • Genus Sturnella, family Icteridae: five species, in particular the yellow-breasted eastern meadowlark (S. magna) and western meadowlark (S. neglecta)
Example sentences
  • The meadowlarks and magpies would gather right outside.
  • Based on the song of a meadowlark he had heard in the Dakotas, McKay wrote Song Over the Great Plains to be another nature piece.
  • Western meadowlark and mink prefer narrow grass buffers.

Words that rhyme with meadowlark

woodlarkmudlark

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