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Meaning of PIPIT

Pronunciation:  'pipit

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  small songbirds resembling larks

PIPIT is a 5 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: lark, titlark
 See Also: Anthus, Anthus pratensis, genus Anthus, meadow pipit, oscine, oscine bird



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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}.

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