Definition of pewit in English:


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


The northern lapwing (see lapwing).
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  • 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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