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pe·witalso pee·wit (pē′wĭt′, pyo͞o′ĭt)
See northern lapwing.
[Imitative of its call.]
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(Animals) another name for lapwing
[C13: imitative of the bird's cry]
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or pee•wit(ˈpi wɪt, ˈpyu ɪt)
the lapwing, Vanellus vanellus.
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|Noun||1.||pewit - small black-headed European gull|
|2.||pewit - 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
|3.||pewit - 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
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