Lark

Definition of Lark

Pronunciation: lärkt
n.1.A frolic; a jolly time.
v. i.1.To sport; to frolic.
[imp. & p. p. Larked (lärkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Larking.]
n.1.(Zool.) Any one numerous species of singing birds of the genus Alauda and allied genera (family Alaudidæ). They mostly belong to Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa. In America they are represented by the shore larks, or horned larks, of the genus Otocoris. The true larks have holaspidean tarsi, very long hind claws, and, usually, dull, sandy brown colors.
Lark bunting
(Zool.) a fringilline bird (Calamospiza melanocorys) found on the plains of the Western United States.
Lark sparrow
(Zool.) a sparrow (Chondestes grammacus), found in the Mississippi Valley and the Western United States.
v. i.1.To catch larks; as, to go larking.

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