Definition of fieldfare in English:


Syllabification: field·fare
Pronunciation: /ˈfēldˌfe(ə)r


  • A large migratory thrush with a gray head, breeding in northern Eurasia.
    • Turdus pilaris, subfamily Turdinae, family Muscicapidae
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    • The berries are startling and I am very much looking forward to the arrival of the northern blackbirds, the fieldfare and redwing.
    • Most observations relate to larks, pipits and finches but kestrels are capable of taking such quarry as fieldfares, turtle doves and lapwing.
    • In the fields there were plenty fieldfares and redwings who are related to the song thrush.


late Old English feldefare, perhaps from feld 'field' + the base of faran 'to travel' (see fare).

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