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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lap·wing /ˈlæpˌwɪŋ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lap·wing n.  Zool. A small European bird of the Plover family (Vanellus cristatus, or Vanellus vanellus). It has long and broad wings, and is noted for its rapid, irregular fight, upwards, downwards, and in circles.  Its back is coppery or greenish bronze. Its eggs are the “plover's eggs” of the London market, esteemed a delicacy.  It is called also peewit, dastard plover, and wype.  The gray lapwing is the Squatarola cinerea.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : large crested Old World plover having wattles and spurs
          [syn: green plover, peewit, pewit]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    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.