woodlark

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wood +‎ lark

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woodlark (plural woodlarks)

  1. A lark, Lullula arborea, the only member of the genus Lullula, found in western Eurasia and northern Africa.
    • 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, H.L. Brækstad, transl., Folk and Fairy Tales, page 86:
      At this moment the woodlark commenced his morning song with his clear ringing notes, which in the darkness of the night reminded us of the bright approaching dawn, and formed a cheerful contrast to the ghostly flight and unpleasant notes of the nocturnal birds.

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