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} (Zo["o]l.), a bird ({Contopus virens}) similar to the pewee (See {Pewee}, 1), but of smaller size. [1913 Webster]

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