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fieldfare

[ feeld-fair ]
/ ˈfildˌfɛər /
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noun

a European thrush, Turdus pilaris, having reddish-brown plumage with an ashy head and a blackish tail.

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Origin of fieldfare

before 1100; Middle English feldefare (with two f's by alliterative assimilation), Old English feldeware perhaps, field dweller
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fieldfare
/ (ˈfiːldˌfɛə) /

noun

a large Old World thrush, Turdus pilaris, having a pale grey head and rump, brown wings and back, and a blackish tail

Word Origin for fieldfare

Old English feldefare; see field, fare
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