from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Either of two small pewees, Contopus virens of the eastern United States or C. sordidulus of western North America, living in wooded areas.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a bird (Contopus virens) similar to the pewee (See Pewee, 1), but of smaller size.
- n. a North American tyrant flycatcher (Contopus virens). It closely resembles the pewee, but is smaller.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small olive-colored woodland flycatchers of eastern North America
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The air was tremulous with heavenly notes, the lights went out in the hall, dusk swept across the stage, a cricket sang and a katydid answered, and a wood pewee wrung the heart with its lonesome cry.