• WordNet 3.6
    • n meadowlark North American songbirds having a yellow breast
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n meadowlark (Zoöl) 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n meadowlark A well-known bird of the family Icteridæ, or American starlings; the field-lark, Sturnella magna. The upper parts are mottled gray, brown, and black, the under are bright-yellow with a black horseshoe-shaped mark on the breast. The meadow-lark inhabits most of the United States. It nests on the ground, lays from 4 to 6 white eggs with reddish speckles, and is a sweet songster. The name is inaccurate, the bird having no resemblance to a lark. See cut on preceding page.
    • n meadowlark The meadow-pipit, Anthus pratensis.
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In literature:

The bluebird warbled, the robin called, the snowbird chattered, the meadowlark uttered her strong but tender note.
"Wake-Robin" by John Burroughs
It is quite as strong as that of the meadowlark, but not so long-drawn and piercing.
"Birds and Poets" by John Burroughs
The meadowlarks kept singing like they were glad to see us.
"Letters of a Woman Homesteader" by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
In the Bobolink, Meadowlark, Orioles, and Black-birds, we have some of the most important insect destroyers among the feathered tribes.
"A Book of Natural History" by Various
Jays and Meadowlarks haunt the manure piles or haystacks in search of fragments of grain.
"The Bird Study Book" by Thomas Gilbert Pearson
MR. MEADOWLARK was a great admirer of Bobby Bobolink.
"The Tale of Bobby Bobolink" by Arthur Scott Bailey
Meadowlarks chirruped gayly and prairie-hens fluttered across the path in front of the rider.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
Swinging from the tops of the sagebrush, or an occasional cottonwood, yellow-breasted meadowlarks were singing sweetly.
"Hidden Gold" by Wilder Anthony
You pecked the little Meadowlark, but you cannot peck me!
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf; a Practical Plan of Character Building, Volume I (of 17)" by Various
And out along the water course a meadowlark sang.
"The Desert Fiddler" by William H. Hamby

In poetry:

Followed grebe and meadowlark,
Saw them sing and splash.
(Lucy Bakewell Audubon
Somehow raised the cash).
"John James Audobon" by Stephen Vincent Benet

In news:

Visit this park on the banks of the Rio Grande for thrashers, sparrows, meadowlarks, owls, Greater Roadrunner, and other great birds.
Ryan McRyhew's Thug Entrancer, March 22 at the Meadowlark.
A refreshingly unique setting for live music, the Meadowlark 's outdoor stage is a sure bet to catch some remarkable performances.
With owner Laura Logan always on call, Meadowlark Storage in the Village of Fredonia is a one-person operation.
Some of the residents at Meadowlark Estates were in a flash mob recently and the video they appear in has gone viral on You Tube.
The drawdown of Meadowlark Lake is complete and the joint Wyoming Department of TransportationUS Forest Service project has dropped the popular recreation destination some 10 feet exposing a rich layer of topsoil.
Louise McColl, President of McColl & Associates, recruited the Meadowlark Lemon Ministries to Port City for the community to enjoy in August 2010.
Meadowlark Lemon and his team the Harlem All Stars are coming to Five Oaks Middle School.
Prior to its makeover sometime last spring, the back lot of the Meadowlark looked like a much-neglected community garden, sunflowers and all.
Meadowlark Lemon and his team the Harlem All Stars are coming to Five Oaks Middle School.
When it opened last spring, a door away from the Meadowlark, MegaFauna announced itself to be "a soapbox for those who have grown weary of the corporate brand".
Critic's Choice: The Skivies, June 25 at the Meadowlark.
A house was heavily damaged by fire in the 400 block of west Lincoln near K-15 and Meadowlark in Derby .
Wouldn't you rather see a nest of meadowlarks or field sparrows than short mowed grass.
Rio Rancho police said a man walked into a UPS store at Highway 528 and Meadowlark Lane and chatted with a clerk.