Definition of pewit in English:

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pewit

Pronunciation: /ˈpēwit/
/ˈpyo͞oət/
(also peewit)

noun

The northern lapwing (see lapwing).
Example sentences
  • Hay meadows provide areas for feeding and breeding of pewits, quails and corn-crakes – birds, which are frequently encountered in certain places of Lithuania.
  • The pewit can be easily recognized by the black crest on its head, its twangy singing and its characteristic flight with sharp rises and turns.

Origin

Early 16th century: imitative of the bird's call.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: pe·wit

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