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[pee-wit, pyoo-it] /ˈpi wɪt, ˈpyu ɪt/

the lapwing, Vanellus vanellus.
the phoebe.
another name for lapwing

“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).


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