any of several small European songbirds, esp. certain warblers (genus Sylvia), eaten as a delicacy esp. in Italy
Origin of beccaficoItalian ; from beccare, to peck + fico, a fig
Any of various small songbirds that are eaten as a delicacy in Italy and France.
Origin of beccaficoItalian : beccare, to peck (from becco, beak, from Latin beccus; see beak) + fico, fig (from Latin f&imacron;cus).