Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See pewit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A large crested Old World plover having wattles and spurs; the pewit.
  • noun Any of several small olive-colored woodland flycatchers of eastern North America.

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  • noun any of several birds

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  • noun small olive-colored woodland flycatchers of eastern North America
  • noun large crested Old World plover having wattles and spurs

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  • British nickname for the lapwing (not to be confused with New World flycatchers such as the pewee, which have the same nickname).

    February 13, 2008

  • I this the same bird as the pewit?

    October 10, 2008

  • In general, yes, but both spellings refer to several different species of birds--lapwing, flycatchers (especially phoebes) and Black-Headed Gull.

    October 13, 2008

  • And not to be confused with a peawit, which is one of my colleagues.

    October 13, 2008

  • That colleague must work here too. The commute has to be grueling.

    October 14, 2008