|green plover, pewit, Also called: peewit any of several plovers of the genus Vanellus, esp V. vanellus, typically having a crested head, wattles, and spurs|
|[C17: altered form of Old English hlēapewince plover, from hlēapan to |
the name of an unclean bird, mentioned only in Lev. 11:19 and Deut. 14:18. The Hebrew name of this bird, _dukiphath_, has been generally regarded as denoting the hoope (Upupa epops), an onomatopoetic word derived from the cry of the bird, which resembles the word "hoop;" a bird not uncommon in Palestine. Others identify it with the English peewit.