noun small olive-colored woodland flycatchers of eastern North America
pewit; peewee; Contopus virens; peewit; wood pewee.
So called from its note.
- (Zoöl.) A common American tyrant flycatcher (Sayornis phoebe, or S. fuscus). Called also pewit, and phoebe.
- The woodcock. Local, U.S.
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