- either of two small North American flycatchers, the western Contopus sordidulus or the eastern C. virens.
Origin of wood pewee
An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
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Examples from the Web for wood pewee
Next to the wood-pewee, he was the most friendly of our feathered neighbors.
This bird's nest, as well as his song, is unlike that of our wood-pewee.
Other sweet baby-talk in the trees came from the wood-pewee.Little Brothers of the Air
Olive Thorne Miller
All the more we appreciate the faithful redeye and the wood-pewee.In the Open
Stanton Davis Kirkham
A Flicker, a Wood-pewee, and a Phoebe follow in quick succession.