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- n. Plural form of figpecker.
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In later life he regretted his native province chiefly for its figpeckers, superior in his opinion to ortolans or robins, and for the cuisine of the innkeeper Genin, where "the old-timers of Belley used to gather to eat chestnuts and drink the new white wine known as _vin bourru_"
But what about Cephalonian hare (marinated in lemon juice, then stewed in red wine and garlic) or figpeckers in their nests (small birds roasted on large red mushrooms)?