pewee "flycatcher, lapwing," 1810, variant of pewit (q.v.). See also peewee.

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  • Pewee — Pe wee, n. [So called from its note.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A common American tyrant flycatcher ({Sayornis ph[oe]be}, or {Sayornis fuscus}). Called also {pewit}, and {ph[oe]be}. [1913 Webster] 2. The woodcock. [Local, U.S.] [1913 Webster] {Wood pewee}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pewee — ☆ pewee [pē′wē΄ ] n. [echoic of its call] any of a genus (Contopus) of small tyrant flycatchers; esp., the wood pewees …   English World dictionary

  • Pewee — Pewees Western Wood Pewee Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • pewee — /pee wee/, n. 1. any of several New World flycatchers of the genus Contopus. Cf. wood pewee. 2. the phoebe. [1790 1800, Amer.; imit.] * * * ▪ bird also spelled  Peewee,         any of eight species of birds of the genus Contopus (family… …   Universalium

  • pewee — noun small olive colored woodland flycatchers of eastern North America • Syn: ↑peewee, ↑peewit, ↑pewit, ↑wood pewee, ↑Contopus virens • Hypernyms: ↑New World flycatcher, ↑flycatcher, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pewee — Kentucky Correctional Institution at Pewee Valley …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • pewee — piviai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Contopus angl. pewee rus. пиви, m pranc. pioui, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – piviai siauresnis terminas – baltagurklis pivis siauresnis terminas – didysis antilinis pivis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • pewee — noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1796 any of various small largely gray or olive colored American flycatchers (genus Contopus) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pewee — noun Common American tyrant flycatchers (of the genus Contopus) …   Wiktionary

  • pewee — [ pi:wi:] (also peewee) noun a North American tyrant flycatcher with dark olive grey plumage. [Genus Contopus: several species.] Origin C18: imitative …   English new terms dictionary

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