beccafico

noun

bec·​ca·​fi·​co
ˌbe-kə-ˈfē-(ˌ)kō
plural beccaficos or beccaficoes
: any of various European songbirds esteemed as a table delicacy when fat on fruit and grains in autumn
specifically : garden warbler

Word History

Etymology

Italian, from beccare to peck (from becco beak, from Latin beccus) + fico fig, from Latin ficus

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“Beccafico.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beccafico. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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