- the lapwing, Vanellus vanellus.
- the phoebe.
Origin of pewit
Examples from the Web for pewit
Historical Examples of pewit
Marjory was very anxious that Blanche should see a pewit's nest.Hunter's Marjory
Margaret Bruce Clarke
One of the first birds I saw, and one of the most puzzling, was the lapwing or pewit.Fresh Fields
It is unmistakably spring, because the pewit bushes are budding and on yonder aspen we can hear a forsythia bursting into song.Mince PieAuthor: Christopher Darlington MorleyRelease Date: October 10, 2004 [eBook #13694]
Christopher Darlington Morley
When its eggs are laid, the pewit will fight fiercely with any other of its species which comes too near it.Mamma's Stories about Birds
Anonymous (AKA the author of "Chickseed without Chickweed")
Now and then I caught the cry of a pewit, or saw a snipe glance up from his bed; but mainly I was busied about the mare.The Splendid Spur
Arthur T. Quiller Couch
- another name for lapwing
Word Origin for pewit
Word Origin and History for pewit
"lapwing" (still the usual name for it in Scotland), 1520s, imitative of its cry (cf. Flemish piewit-voghel, Middle Low German kivit, German kiwitz; also see kibitz).