The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

3 definitions found
 for Alauda arvensis
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Skylark \Sky"lark`\, n. (Zool.)
     A lark that mounts and sings as it files, especially the
     common species ({Alauda arvensis) found in Europe and in
     some parts of Asia, and celebrated for its melodious song; --
     called also sky laverock. See under Lark.
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: The Australian skylark ({Cincloramphus cantillans) is
           a pipit which has the habit of ascending
           perpendicularly like a skylark, but it lacks the song
           of a true lark. The Missouri skylark is a pipit
           ({Anthus Spraguei) of the Western United States,
           resembling the skylark in habit and song.
           [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lark \Lark\, n. [OE. larke, laverock, AS. l[=a]werce; akin to D.
     leeuwerik, LG. lewerke, OHG. l[=e]rahha, G. lerche, Sw.
     l[aum]rka, Dan. lerke, Icel. l[ae]virki.] (Zool.)
     Any one numerous species of singing birds of the genus
     Alauda and allied genera (family Alaudid[ae]). They
     mostly belong to Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa. In
     America they are represented by the shore larks, or horned
     larks, of the genus Otocoris. The true larks have
     holaspidean tarsi, very long hind claws, and, usually, dull,
     sandy brown colors.
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: The European skylark, or lark of the poets ({Alauda
           arvensis), is of a brown mottled color, and is noted
           for its clear and sweet song, uttered as it rises and
           descends almost perpendicularly in the air. It is
           considered a table delicacy, and immense numbers are
           killed for the markets. Other well-known European
           species are the crested, or tufted, lark ({Alauda
           cristata), and the wood lark ({Alauda arborea}). The
           pipits, or titlarks, of the genus Anthus (family
           Motacillid[ae]) are often called larks. See Pipit.
           The American meadow larks, of the genus Sturnella,
           are allied to the starlings. See Meadow Lark. The
           Australian bush lark is Mirafra Horsfieldii. See
           Shore lark.
           [1913 Webster]
     Lark bunting (Zool.), a fringilline bird ({Calamospiza
        melanocorys) found on the plains of the Western United
     Lark+sparrow+(Zool.),+a+sparrow+({Chondestes+grammacus">Lark sparrow (Zool.), a sparrow ({Chondestes grammacus),
        found in the Mississippi Valley and the Western United
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Alauda arvensis
      n 1: brown-speckled European lark noted for singing while
           hovering at a great height [syn: skylark, Alauda

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229