Definitions for "Alouette"
Keywords:  jacques, plucking, fur, song, canadian
"Alouette" is a popular children's song about plucking a bird. It originates with the French Canadian fur trade. Although it is in French, it is well known among speakers of other languages; in this way it is similar to "Frère Jacques".
Canada's first satellite. Alouette, an atmospheric studies satellite, brought Canada into the space age. With its launch on September 29, 1962, Canada became the third country in the world to have a satellite in orbit, after the Soviet Union and the United States.