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[bek-uh-fee-koh] /ˌbɛk əˈfi koʊ/
a small songbird, especially the European garden warbler, Silvia hortensis, eaten as a delicacy in France and the Mediterranean region.
Also called Orphean warbler. Unabridged
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noun (pl) -cos
any of various European songbirds, esp warblers of the genus Sylvia, eaten as a delicacy in Italy and other countries
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C17: from Italian, from beccare to peck + fico fig, from Latin fīcus
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