Definition of fieldfare in English:

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fieldfare

Pronunciation: /ˈfiːldfɛː/

noun

A large migratory thrush with a grey head, breeding in northern Eurasia.
  • Turdus pilaris, family Turdidae
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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