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Pewit

pewit

(Science: zoology) The lapwing.

The European black-headed, or laughing, gull (Xema ridibundus). See Laughing.

The pewee.

Alternative forms: peevit, peewit, pewet.

Origin: Prob. Of imitative origin; cf. OD. Piewit, D. Kievit, G. Kibitz.


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