Bec`ca*fi"co (?), n.; pl. Beccaficos (). [It., fr. beccare to peck + fico fig.] Zool.

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.


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