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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: peewit(0.01112 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to peewit.
English → English (WordNet)
n 1: large crested Old World plover having wattles and spurs
[syn: lapwing, green plover, pewit]
2: small olive-colored woodland flycatchers of eastern North
America [syn: pewee, peewee, pewit, wood pewee, Contopus virens
English → English (gcide)
Pewit \Pe"wit\, n. [Prob. of imitative origin; cf. OD. piewit,
D. kievit, G. kibitz.] (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The lapwing.
(b) The European black-headed, or laughing, gull (Xema ridibundus
). See under Laughing.
(c) The pewee. [Written also peevit, peewit, pewet.]
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.]
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