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Definition of "meadowlark" [meadowlark]

  • Any of various songbirds of the genus Sturnella of North America, especially S. magna, the eastern meadowlark, and S. neglecta, the western meadowlark, having brownish plumage, a yellow breast, and a black crescent-shaped marking beneath the throat. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "meadowlark" in a sentence
  • "I told him that the only difference between the eastern and western meadowlark is the song they sing and, otherwise, there was no difference in their plumage."
  • "I can only assume that they have all hired little tailors to outfit them in meadowlark costumes to confuse me."
  • "The robin, the robin's nest, and the meadowlark are my favorites."