pipit

[ pip-it ]
/ ˈpɪp ɪt /

noun

any of several small songbirds of the genus Anthus, of the family Motacillidae, resembling the larks in coloration, structure, and habits.

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Origin of pipit

First recorded in 1760–70; imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for pipit

pipit
/ (ˈpɪpɪt) /

noun

any of various songbirds of the genus Anthus and related genera, having brownish speckled plumage and a long tail: family MotacillidaeAlso called: titlark

Word Origin for pipit

C18: probably of imitative origin
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