n. pl. bec·ca·fi·cos
Any of various small songbirds that are eaten as a delicacy in Italy and France.
[Italian : beccare, to peck (from becco, beak, from Latin beccus; see beak) + fico, fig (from Latin fīcus).]
n, pl -cos
(Animals) any of various European songbirds, esp warblers of the genus Sylvia, eaten as a delicacy in Italy and other countries
[C17: from Italian, from beccare to peck + fico fig, from Latin fīcus]