from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A magpie; a water ouzel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The magpie. See piet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See piet.


From pie + -et. (Wiktionary)


  • The bird in question might, however, be more properly called, as Bewick calls it, 'water pyot,' or water magpie, for only its back and wings are black, -- its head brown, and breast snow white.

    Love's Meinie Three Lectures on Greek and English Birds

  • "Poor old chap!" he said to one perched high on an old stump, "wouldn't you like to have one sniff of a sea-breeze, and a look round for a sea-pyot or two?

    Macleod of Dare


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