beccafico

beccafico

[bek-uh-fee-koh]
noun
a small songbird, especially the European garden warbler, Silvia hortensis, eaten as a delicacy in France and the Mediterranean region.
Also called Orphean warbler.
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beccafico (ˌbɛkəˈfiːkəʊ)
 
n , pl -cos
any of various European songbirds, esp warblers of the genus Sylvia, eaten as a delicacy in Italy and other countries
 
[C17: from Italian, from beccare to peck + fico fig, from Latin fīcus]

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