Pe"wee (?), n. [So called from its note.]

1. Zool.

A common American tyrant flycatcher (Sayornis phebe, or S. fuscus). Called also pewit, and phebe.


The woodcock.

[Local, U.S.]

Wood pewee Zool., a bird (Contopus virens) similar to the pewee (See Pewee, 1), but of smaller size.


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