rock pipit
Pipit Pip"it, n. [So named from its call note.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Anthus} and allied genera, of the family {Motacillid[ae]}. They strongly resemble the true larks in habits, colors, and the great length of the hind claw. They are, therefore, often called {titlarks}, and {pipit larks}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The {meadow pipit} ({Anthus pratensis}); the {tree pipit}, or tree lark ({Anthus trivialis}); and the {rock pipit}, or sea lark ({Anthus obscurus}) are well-known European species. The common American pipit, or brown lark, is {Anthus Pensilvanicus}. The Western species ({Anthus Spraguei}) is called the {American skylark}, on account of its musical powers. [1913 Webster]


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  • Rock pipit — Rock Rock, n. [OF. roke, F. roche; cf. Armor. roc h, and AS. rocc.] 1. A large concreted mass of stony material; a large fixed stone or crag. See {Stone}. [1913 Webster] Come one, come all! this rock shall fly From its firm base as soon as I. Sir …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rock Pipit — Taxobox name = Rock Pipit status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 image width = 240px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Motacillidae genus = Anthus species = A. petrosus binomial = Anthus petrosus… …   Wikipedia

  • rock pipit — noun : a European pipit (Anthus spinoletta petrosus) that frequents rocky shores called also rock lark * * * rock pipit noun A pipit inhabiting rocky coasts • • • Main Entry: ↑rock …   Useful english dictionary

  • rock pipit — uolinis kalviukas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Anthus petrosus angl. rock pipit vok. Strandpieper, m pranc. pipit maritime, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – kalviukai …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Rock Pipit — uolinis kalviukas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Anthus petrosus angl. Rock Pipit vok. Strandpieper …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • rock pipit — noun a dark coloured pipit frequenting rocky shores in NW Europe. [Anthus petrosus.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • rock pipit — noun a stocky bird, Anthus petrosus, somewhat smaller than a starling, that breeds on rocky beaches and winters on coastal salt marshes …   Wiktionary

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  • Rock — Rock, n. [OF. roke, F. roche; cf. Armor. roc h, and AS. rocc.] 1. A large concreted mass of stony material; a large fixed stone or crag. See {Stone}. [1913 Webster] Come one, come all! this rock shall fly From its firm base as soon as I. Sir W.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rock alum — Rock Rock, n. [OF. roke, F. roche; cf. Armor. roc h, and AS. rocc.] 1. A large concreted mass of stony material; a large fixed stone or crag. See {Stone}. [1913 Webster] Come one, come all! this rock shall fly From its firm base as soon as I. Sir …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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