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 for Phoebe
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pewee \Pe"wee\, n. [So called from its note.]
     1. (Zool.) A common American tyrant flycatcher ({Sayornis
        ph[oe]be, or Sayornis fuscus). Called also pewit, and
        ph[oe]be.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The woodcock. [Local, U.S.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Wood+pewee+(Zool.),+a+bird+({Contopus+virens">Wood pewee (Zool.), a bird ({Contopus virens) similar to
        the pewee (See Pewee, 1), but of smaller size.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Phoebe \Ph[oe]"be\ (f[=e]"b[-e]), n. (Zool.)
     The pewee, or pewit.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Phoebe
      n 1: the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one [syn:
           five, 5, V, cinque, quint, quintet, fivesome,
           quintuplet, pentad, fin, Phoebe, Little Phoebe]
      2: (Greek mythology) a Titaness who became identified with
         Artemis as goddess of the Moon
      3: small dun-colored North American flycatcher [syn: phoebe,
         phoebe bird, Sayornis phoebe]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  34 Moby Thesaurus words for "Phoebe":
     Artemis, Ashtoreth, Astarte, Cynthia, Diana, Hecate, Hekate,
     Little Phoebe, Luna, Pentateuch, Selene, V, cinque, fin, five,
     five bucks, five dollars, fiver, fivesome, mullet, pentachord,
     pentad, pentagon, pentagram, pentahedron, pentameter, pentapody,
     pentarchy, pentastich, pentathlon, quincunx, quint, quintet,
     quintuplet
  
  

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