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 for Anthus pratensis
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peep \Peep\ (p[=e]p), n.
     1. The cry of a young chicken; a chirp.
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     2. First outlook or appearance.
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              Oft have we seen him at the peep of dawn. --Gray.
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     3. A sly look; a look as through a crevice, or from a place
        of concealment.
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              To take t' other peep at the stars.   --Swift.
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     4. (Zool.)
        (a) Any small sandpiper, as the least sandpiper ({Trigna
        (b) The European meadow pipit ({Anthus pratensis).
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     Peep show, a small show, or object exhibited, which is
        viewed through an orifice or a magnifying glass.
     Peep-o'-day boys, the Irish insurgents of 1784; -- so
        called from their visiting the house of the loyal Irish at
        day break in search of arms. [Cant]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pipit \Pip"it\, n. [So named from its call note.] (Zool.)
     Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging
     to Anthus and allied genera, of the family
     Motacillid[ae]. They strongly resemble the true larks in
     habits, colors, and the great length of the hind claw. They
     are, therefore, often called titlarks, and pipit larks.
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     meadow+pipit+({Anthus+pratensis">Note: The meadow pipit ({Anthus pratensis); the tree
           pipit, or tree lark ({Anthus trivialis}); and the
           rock+pipit,+or+sea+lark+({Anthus+obscurus">rock pipit, or sea lark ({Anthus obscurus) are
           well-known European species. The common American pipit,
           or brown lark, is Anthus Pensilvanicus. The Western
           species ({Anthus Spraguei) is called the American
           skylark, on account of its musical powers.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Meadow \Mead"ow\, a.
     Of or pertaining to a meadow; of the nature of a meadow;
     produced, growing, or living in, a meadow. "Fat meadow
     ground." --Milton.
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     Note: For many names of plants compounded with meadow, see
           the particular word in the Vocabulary.
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     Meadow beauty. (Bot.) Same as Deergrass.
     Meadow foxtail (Bot.), a valuable pasture grass
        ({Alopecurus pratensis) resembling timothy, but with
        softer spikes.
     Meadow hay, a coarse grass, or true sedge, growing in
        uncultivated swamp or river meadow; -- used as fodder or
        bedding for cattle, packing for ice, etc. [Local, U. S.]
     Meadow hen. (Zool.)
     (a) The American bittern. See Stake-driver.
     (b) The American coot ({Fulica).
     (c) The clapper rail.
     Meadow mouse (Zool.), any mouse of the genus Arvicola, as
        the common American species Arvicola riparia; -- called
        also field mouse, and field vole.
     Meadow mussel (Zool.), an American ribbed mussel ({Modiola
        plicatula), very abundant in salt marshes.
     Meadow ore (Min.), bog-iron ore, a kind of limonite.
     Meadow parsnip. (Bot.) See under Parsnip.
     Meadow pink. (Bot.) See under Pink.
     Meadow pipit (Zool.), a small singing bird of the genus
        Anthus, as Anthus pratensis, of Europe.
     Meadow rue (Bot.), a delicate early plant, of the genus
        Thalictrum, having compound leaves and numerous white
        flowers. There are many species.
     Meadow saffron. (Bot.) See under Saffron.
     Meadow sage. (Bot.) See under Sage.
     Meadow saxifrage (Bot.), an umbelliferous plant of Europe
        ({Silaus pratensis), somewhat resembling fennel.
     Meadow snipe (Zool.), the common or jack snipe.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Titlark \Tit"lark`\ (t[i^]t"l[aum]rk`), n. [Tit a small bird +
     lark.] (Zool.)
     Any one of numerous small spring birds belonging to Anthus,
     Corydalla, and allied genera, which resemble the true larks
     in color and in having a very long hind claw; especially, the
     European meadow pipit ({Anthus pratensis).
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Anthus pratensis
      n 1: a common pipit that is brown above and white below; widely
           distributed in northern and central Europe and in Asia
           [syn: meadow pipit, Anthus pratensis]

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