beccafico

noun bec·ca·fi·co \ˌbe-kə-ˈfē-(ˌ)kō\

Definition of beccafico

plural

beccaficos

or

beccaficoes

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of beccafico

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


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