skylark


skylark
skylark (n.) the common European lark, 1680s, from SKY (Cf. sky) + LARK (Cf. lark) (n.). The verb meaning "to frolic or play" is recorded from 1809, originally nautical, in reference to "wanton play about the rigging, and tops."

Etymology dictionary. 2014.

Synonyms:
(A lauda arvensis)


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