bec·​ca·​fi·​co | \ ˌbe-kə-ˈfē-(ˌ)kō \
plural beccaficos or beccaficoes

Definition of beccafico

: any of various European songbirds esteemed as a table delicacy when fat on fruit and grains in autumn specifically : garden warbler

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History and Etymology for beccafico

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

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“Beccafico.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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