peewit


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Peevit \Pee"vit\, Peewit \Pee"wit\, n. (Zool.)
   See Pewit.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

peewit \peewit\ n.
   A large crested Old World plover having wattles and spurs;
   the pewit.

   Syn: lapwing, green plover, pewit, peevit, peerwit.
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   2. Any of several small olive-colored woodland flycatchers of
      eastern North America.

   Syn: pewee, peewee, pewit, wood pewee, Contopus virens.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pewit \Pe"wit\, n. [Prob. of imitative origin; cf. OD. piewit,
   D. kievit, G. kibitz.] (Zool.)
      (a) The lapwing.
      (b) The European black-headed, or laughing, gull ({Xema
          ridibundus}). See under Laughing.
      (c) The pewee. [Written also peevit, peewit, pewet.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lapwing \Lap"wing`\, n. [OE. lapwynke, leepwynke, AS.
   hle['a]pewince; hle['a]pan to leap, jump + (prob.) a word
   akin to AS. wincian to wink, E. wink, AS. wancol wavering;
   cf. G. wanken to stagger, waver. See Leap, and Wink.]
   (Zool.)
   A small European bird of the Plover family ({Vanellus
   cristatus}, or Vanellus vanellus). It has long and broad
   wings, and is noted for its rapid, irregular fight, upwards,
   downwards, and in circles. Its back is coppery or greenish
   bronze. Its eggs are the "plover's eggs" of the London
   market, esteemed a delicacy. It is called also peewit,
   dastard plover, and wype. The gray lapwing is the
   Squatarola cinerea.
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