skylark


skylark
skylarker, n.
/skuy"lahrk'/, n.
1. a brown-speckled European lark, Alauda arvensis, famed for its melodious song.
v.i.
2. to frolic; sport: The children were skylarking on the beach.
[1680-90; SKY + LARK1]

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Species (Alauda arvensis) of Old World lark particularly noted for its rich, sustained song and for singing in the air.

It is about 7 in. (18 cm) long, with brown upper parts streaked with black and buffish white underparts. It breeds across Europe and has been introduced into Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, and British Columbia.

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Universalium. 2010.

Synonyms:
(A lauda arvensis)


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