1. (Science: zoology) A common American tyrant flycatcher (Sayornis phoebe, or S. Fuscus).
Synonym: pewit, and phoebe.
2. The woodcock.
(Science: zoology) wood pewee, a bird (Contopus virens) similar to the pewee (See Pewee, 1), but of smaller size.
Origin: So called from its note.
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