from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A bird, the Orphean warbler, Sylvia hortensis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The European garden warbler (Sylvia hortensis or Currica, hortensis); -- called also beccafico and greater pettychaps.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as fig-eater
- n. See beccafico.
fig + pecker, as it was believed to gorge itself on figs when in season. (Wiktionary)