Pe"wit (?), n. [Prob. of imitative origin; cf. OD. piewit, D. kievit, G. kibitz.] Zool. (a)

The lapwing.

(b)

The European black-headed, or laughing, gull (Xema ridibundus). See under Laughing.

(c)

The pewee.

[Written also peevit, peewit, pewet.]

 

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