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  • lark — {{11}}lark (n.1) songbird, early 14c., earlier lauerche (c.1200), from O.E. lawerce (late O.E. laferce), from P.Gmc. *laiw(a)rikon (Cf. O.S. lewerka, Fris. liurk, O.N. lævirik, Du. leeuwerik, Ger. Lerche), of unknown origin. Some Old English and… …   Etymology dictionary

  • lark — lark1 noun 1》 a songbird with brown streaky plumage, elongated hind claws, and a song that is delivered on the wing. [Alauda arvensis (skylark) and other species, family Alaudidae.]     ↘used in names of similar birds of other families, e.g.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • lark — lark1 [lärk] n. [ME lark, laverke < OE laferce, older læwerce, akin to Ger lerche (OHG lērahha), ON lævirki (Dan lerke)] 1. any of a large family (Alaudidae) of chiefly Old World passerine birds, including the skylark and horned lark 2. any of …   English World dictionary

  • lark — 1. n. 1 any small bird of the family Alaudidae with brown plumage, elongated hind claws and tuneful song, esp. the skylark. 2 any of various similar birds such as the meadow lark. Etymology: OE laferce, laeligwerce, of unkn. orig. 2. n. & v.… …   Useful english dictionary

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