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pee·wit

 (pē′wĭt′, pyo͞o′ĭt)
n.
Variant of pewit.

peewit

(ˈpiːwɪt)
n
(Animals) another name for lapwing
[C16: imitative of its call]

pe•wit

or pee•wit

(ˈpi wɪt, ˈpyu ɪt)

n.
the lapwing, Vanellus vanellus.
[1520–30; imitative]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peewit - large crested Old World plover having wattles and spurspeewit - 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
2.peewit - small olive-colored woodland flycatchers of eastern North Americapeewit - 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
Translations

peewit

[ˈpiːwɪt] Navefría f

peewit

nKiebitz m

peewit

[ˈpiːˌwɪt] npavoncella
References in classic literature ?
As our peewit takes its name from the sound of its voice, so does the teru-tero.
Here you may find nests of the strong down partridge and peewit, but take care that the keeper isn't down upon you; and in the middle of it is an old cromlech, a huge flat stone raised on seven or eight others, and led up to by a path, with large single stones set up on each side.
Larks trilled unseen above the velvety green fields and the ice-covered stubble-land; peewits wailed over the low lands and marshes flooded by the pools; cranes and wild geese flew high across the sky uttering their spring calls.
Which bird is also called the peewit or green plover?
Also known as green plover or peewit, the bird was has been placed on the red list - which catalogues birds of conservation concern - after suffering significant decline in recent years.
Also known as green plover or peewit, the bird has been placed on the red list - which catalogues birds of conservation concern - after suffering significant decline in recent years.
thrust of the manifold grass stems, the cry of the peewit, the wheel of
The Flute Smurfers" serves as a prequel to the earlier tale, and features Johan and Peewit, Johan's sidekick.
At the Redcar Beacon on Saturday, she spoke to children about the adventures of Billy Peewit and the Lost Whale.
They are are also responsible for the dramatic decline in numbers of ground nesting birds, like curlew, peewit, skylark, partridge and pheasant.
Such was Mike Lockley's sympathetic and ominous piece on the plight of the lapwing, or as my youngsters in their infant years preferred, the peewit (Mail, February 2).
on a different side for buses here in Cairns)-- A peewit sits on the