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beccafico

[bek-uh-fee-koh] /ˌbɛk əˈfi koʊ/
noun
1.
a small songbird, especially the European garden warbler, Silvia hortensis, eaten as a delicacy in France and the Mediterranean region.
Also called Orphean warbler.
Origin of beccafico
1620-1625
1620-25; < Italian: literally, figpecker < beccare “to peck” (< becco “beak” < Latin beccus) + fico “fig” (< Latin ficus)
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beccafico

/ˌbɛkəˈfiːkəʊ/
noun (pl) -cos
1.
any of various European songbirds, esp warblers of the genus Sylvia, eaten as a delicacy in Italy and other countries
Word Origin
C17: from Italian, from beccare to peck + fico fig, from Latin fīcus
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