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  • noun 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_"

    Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 6 Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle 1864

  • 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)?

    NYT > Home Page By LAURA SHAPIRO 2011


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