Definition of pickmire in English:

pickmire

noun

English Regional, Scottish
  • = pickmaw. Also English regional (Cornwall): a tern (genus Sterna) (now rare).

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Ray (1627–1705), naturalist and theologian. Probably an alteration by folk etymology of pickmaw, after pick- and mire.

Pronunciation

pickmire

/ˈpɪkmʌɪə/