Beccaficos
Beccafico Bec`ca*fi"co, n.; pl. {Beccaficos}. [It., fr. beccare to peck + fico fig.] (Zo["o]l.) A small bird. ({Silvia hortensis}), which is highly prized by the Italians for the delicacy of its flesh in the autumn, when it has fed on figs, grapes, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • beccafico — {{hw}}{{beccafico}}{{/hw}}s. m.  (pl. chi ) Uccello canoro, bigio, simile alla capinera ma privo di calotta nera sul capo; si nutre di frutta …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • Beccafico — Bec ca*fi co, n.; pl. {Beccaficos}. [It., fr. beccare to peck + fico fig.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small bird. ({Silvia hortensis}), which is highly prized by the Italians for the delicacy of its flesh in the autumn, when it has fed on figs, grapes, etc.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Silvia hortensis — Beccafico Bec ca*fi co, n.; pl. {Beccaficos}. [It., fr. beccare to peck + fico fig.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small bird. ({Silvia hortensis}), which is highly prized by the Italians for the delicacy of its flesh in the autumn, when it has fed on figs,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beccafico — [bek΄ə fē′kō] n. pl. beccaficos 〚It < beccare, to peck + fico, a fig〛 any of several small European songbirds, esp. certain warblers (genus Sylvia), eaten as a delicacy esp. in Italy * * * bec·ca·fi·co (bĕk ə fēʹkō) n. pl. bec·ca·fi·cos A small… …   Universalium

  • beccafico — /bɛkəˈfikoʊ/ (say bekuh feekoh) noun (plural beccaficos) any of several small European birds, especially the garden warbler, Sylvia hortensis, esteemed as a delicacy in Italy. {Italian: becca(re) peck + fico fig} …   Australian English dictionary

  • beccafico — [bek΄ə fē′kō] n. pl. beccaficos [It < beccare, to peck + fico, a fig] any of several small European songbirds, esp. certain warblers (genus Sylvia), eaten as a delicacy esp. in Italy …   English World dictionary

  • beccafico — ˌbekəˈfē(ˌ)kō noun (plural beccaficos or beccaficoes) Etymology: Italian, from beccare to peck (from becco beak, from Latin beccus) + fico fig, from Latin ficus more at …   Useful english dictionary

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