Definitions of pewit
  1. noun
    large crested Old World plover having wattles and spurs
    synonyms: green plover, lapwing, peewit
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    type of:
    any of numerous chiefly shorebirds of relatively compact build having straight bills and large pointed wings; closely related to the sandpipers
  2. noun
    small black-headed European gull
    synonyms: Larus ridibundus, blackcap, laughing gull, pewit gull
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    type of:
    gull, sea gull, seagull
    mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs
  3. noun
    small olive-colored woodland flycatchers of eastern North America
    synonyms: Contopus virens, peewee, peewit, pewee, wood pewee
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    Contopus sordidulus, western wood pewee
    small flycatcher of western North America
    type of:
    New World flycatcher, flycatcher, tyrant bird, tyrant flycatcher
    large American birds that characteristically catch insects on the wing
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