Definition of Pipit

1. Noun. A songbird that lives mainly on the ground in open country; has streaky brown plumage.

Exact synonyms: Lark, Titlark
Generic synonyms: Oscine, Oscine Bird
Group relationships: Anthus, Genus Anthus
Specialized synonyms: Anthus Pratensis, Meadow Pipit



Definition of Pipit

1. n. Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to Anthus and allied genera, of the family Motacillidæ. 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.

Definition of Pipit

1. Noun. Any of various small passerine birds, mainly from the genus ''Anthus'', that are often drab, ground feeding insectivores of open country. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pipit

1. a songbird [n -S] - See also: songbird

Medical Definition of Pipit

1. Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to Anthus and allied genera, of the family Motacillidae. They strongly resemble the true larks in habits, colours, and the great length of the hind claw. They are, therefore, often called titlarks, and pipit larks. 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. Origin: So named from its call note. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pipit

piping
piping bag
piping crow
piping crow-shrike
piping down
piping guan
piping hot
piping plover
pipingly
pipings
pipis
pipistrel
pipistrelle
pipistrelles
pipistrels
pipit (current term)
pipits
pipkin
pipkins
pipless
pipobroman
piposulfan
pipotiazine
pipotiazine palmitate
pipped
pippier
pippiest
pippin
pipping
pippins

Literary usage of Pipit

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1. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1842)
"and Richard's pipit, Anthus Ri- cardi. The following species are British:— Unlike the Meadow pipit, the Tree pipit is a summer visitor, only arriving in our ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"To most English readers the best known species of pipit is the ... but in some localities the Tree-pipit, A. trivialis, or A. arbóreas of some authors, ..."

3. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"ALLAN BROOKS, Comox, Vancouver Island, BC The Ipswich Sparrow, Kirtland's Warbler, and Sprague's pipit in Georgia.— Along the eastern shore of Cumberland ..."

4. Wild Birds Protection Acts, 1880-1896 by James Robert Vernam Marchant, Watkin Watkins (1897)
"pipit includes Tree pipit (pipit Lark or Tree Lark), ... Suffolk, West (Meadow pipit and Tree pipit only), between 1st March and 1st Aug. ..."

5. Library of Natural History by Richard Lydekker (1901)
"In this district the nest of Richard's pipit is the one usually selected by the cuckoo in ... Richard's pipit may always be known by the long metatarsus and ..."

6. A History of the Earth, and Animated Natureby Oliver Goldsmith, Washington Irving by Oliver Goldsmith, Washington Irving (1854)
"The " rock pipit." The length of this species is six inches and three-quarters. ... Its song and habits are like those of the meadow-pipit It lays five eggs ..."

7. A History of British Birds by William YARRELL, Howard Saunders, Alfred Newton (1874)
"THE WATER-pipit. STRANGELY confounded by many writers with the Rock- pipit, next to be described, though differing from it in characters of plumage, ..."

8. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1842)
"and Richard's pipit, Anthus Ri- cardi. The following species are British:— Unlike the Meadow pipit, the Tree pipit is a summer visitor, only arriving in our ..."

9. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"To most English readers the best known species of pipit is the ... but in some localities the Tree-pipit, A. trivialis, or A. arbóreas of some authors, ..."

10. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"ALLAN BROOKS, Comox, Vancouver Island, BC The Ipswich Sparrow, Kirtland's Warbler, and Sprague's pipit in Georgia.— Along the eastern shore of Cumberland ..."

11. Wild Birds Protection Acts, 1880-1896 by James Robert Vernam Marchant, Watkin Watkins (1897)
"pipit includes Tree pipit (pipit Lark or Tree Lark), ... Suffolk, West (Meadow pipit and Tree pipit only), between 1st March and 1st Aug. ..."

12. Library of Natural History by Richard Lydekker (1901)
"In this district the nest of Richard's pipit is the one usually selected by the cuckoo in ... Richard's pipit may always be known by the long metatarsus and ..."

13. A History of the Earth, and Animated Natureby Oliver Goldsmith, Washington Irving by Oliver Goldsmith, Washington Irving (1854)
"The " rock pipit." The length of this species is six inches and three-quarters. ... Its song and habits are like those of the meadow-pipit It lays five eggs ..."

14. A History of British Birds by William YARRELL, Howard Saunders, Alfred Newton (1874)
"THE WATER-pipit. STRANGELY confounded by many writers with the Rock- pipit, next to be described, though differing from it in characters of plumage, ..."

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