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, grapes, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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

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