from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various songbirds of the genus Sturnella of the Americas, especially S. magna and S. neglecta, having brownish plumage, a yellow breast, and a black crescent-shaped marking beneath the throat.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A well-known bird of the family Icteridæ, or American starlings; the field-lark, Sturnella magna.
  • noun The meadow-pipit, Anthus pratensis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of several songbirds, of the genus Sturnella, native to North America

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun North American songbirds having a yellow breast


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meadow +‎ lark


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  • I hear this word and I think of that episode of Pinky and the Brain where they did that take on Brian's Song (which was called, predictably enough, "Brain's Song") and Pinky's character was named "Meadowlark Lemon."

    November 15, 2007

  • As in the Harlem Globetrotters player?

    November 15, 2007

  • Suddenly that episode became a whole lot funnier.

    November 15, 2007

  • :-)

    November 15, 2007