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pewit Syllabification: pe·wit
Pronunciation: /ˈpēwit/
(also peewit)

Definition of pewit in English:


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.


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

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