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fieldfare

[feeld-fair] /ˈfildˌfɛər/
noun
1.
a European thrush, Turdus pilaris, having reddish-brown plumage with an ashy head and a blackish tail.
Origin
1100
before 1100; Middle English feldefare (with two f's by alliterative assimilation), Old English feldeware perhaps, field dweller
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fieldfare

/ˈfiːldˌfɛə/
noun
1.
a large Old World thrush, Turdus pilaris, having a pale grey head and rump, brown wings and back, and a blackish tail
Word Origin
Old English feldefare; see field, fare
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