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pe·wit

also pee·wit  (pē′wĭt′, pyo͞o′ĭt)
[Imitative of its call.]

pewit

(ˈpiːwɪt)
n
(Animals) another name for lapwing
[C13: imitative of the bird's cry]

pe•wit

or pee•wit

(ˈpi wɪt, ˈpyu ɪt)

n.
the lapwing, Vanellus vanellus.
[1520–30; imitative]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pewit - small black-headed European gullpewit - small black-headed European gull  
sea gull, seagull, gull - mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs
genus Larus, Larus - type genus of the Laridae
2.pewit - large crested Old World plover having wattles and spurspewit - large crested Old World plover having wattles and spurs
plover - any of numerous chiefly shorebirds of relatively compact build having straight bills and large pointed wings; closely related to the sandpipers
genus Vanellus, Vanellus - Eurasian lapwings
3.pewit - small olive-colored woodland flycatchers of eastern North Americapewit - small olive-colored woodland flycatchers of eastern North America
New World flycatcher, tyrant bird, tyrant flycatcher, flycatcher - large American birds that characteristically catch insects on the wing
Contopus sordidulus, western wood pewee - small flycatcher of western North America
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One Shabbat he came to my shul and chanted Torah, and as I listened to him, I sat frozen in the pewit was the most haunting, entrancing thing I had ever heard in my life, and clearly holy.