noun \ˈpi-pət\

Definition of PIPIT

:  any of various small songbirds (family Motacillidae and especially genus Anthus) resembling the lark

Origin of PIPIT

First Known Use: 1745

Rhymes with PIPIT


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of about 50 species (especially in the genus Anthus) of small, slender-bodied, ground-dwelling songbirds belonging to the family Motacillidae. Found worldwide except in polar regions and on some islands, they are brownish-streaked and 5–9 in. (12–23 cm) long. They have a thin, pointed bill, pointed wings, and elongated hind toes and claws. Named for their twittering sounds, they walk and run rapidly (but never hop), searching the ground for insects. Their flight is strongly undulating. Their white outer tail feathers show best in flight. See also wagtail.

Variants of PIPIT

pipit or fieldlark


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