fieldfare

noun
field·​fare | \ ˈfēl(d)-ˌfer How to pronounce fieldfare (audio) \

Definition of fieldfare

: a medium-sized Eurasian thrush (Turdus pilaris) with an ash-colored head and chestnut wings and back

First Known Use of fieldfare

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fieldfare

Middle English feldefare, from Old English, from feld + -fare; probably akin to Old English fara companion; akin to Old English faran to go — more at fare

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The first known use of fieldfare was before the 12th century

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“Fieldfare.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fieldfare. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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