Definition of field lark in US English:

field lark

noun

  • 1The skylark, Alauda arvensis (now rare).

  • 2Any of several pipits (genus Anthus); especially the meadow pipit, A. pratensis (now rare).

  • 3US regional a meadowlark (genus Sturnella).

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in George Turberville (c1543–c1597), poet and translator.