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pipit

[pip-it] /ˈpɪp ɪt/
noun
1.
any of several small songbirds of the genus Anthus, of the family Motacillidae, resembling the larks in coloration, structure, and habits.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; imitative
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  • This species appears shorter tailed and larger headed than meadow pipit.
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pipit

/ˈpɪpɪt/
noun
1.
any of various songbirds of the genus Anthus and related genera, having brownish speckled plumage and a long tail: family Motacillidae Also called titlark
Word Origin
C18: probably of imitative origin
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