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1. (Science: zoology) A common American tyrant flycatcher (Sayornis phoebe, or S. Fuscus).

Synonym: pewit, and phoebe.

2. The woodcock.

(Science: zoology) wood pewee, a bird (Contopus virens) similar to the pewee (See Pewee, 1), but of smaller size.

Origin: So called from its note.