Fieldfare Field"fare` (?; 277), n. [OE. feldfare, AS. feldfare; field + faran to travel.] (Zo["o]l.) a small thrush ({Turdus pilaris}) which breeds in northern Europe and winters in Great Britain. The head, nape, and lower part of the back are ash-colored; the upper part of the back and wing coverts, chestnut; -- called also {fellfare}. [1913 Webster]

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(Turdus pilaris)

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  • fieldfare — ► NOUN ▪ a large grey headed northern thrush. ORIGIN probably from archaic sense of FARE(Cf. ↑fare) «to travel» …   English terms dictionary

  • fieldfare — [fēld′fer΄] n. [ME feldefare, altered (after faren, FARE) < OE feldeware, lit., “field dweller” < feld, FIELD + ? wærian, to guard, inhabit: ? folk etym.] a European thrush (Turdus pilaris) with a grayish head and brown wings …   English World dictionary

  • Fieldfare — Taxobox name = Fieldfare status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 status ref =IUCN2007|assessors=BirdLife International|year=2004|id=51605|title= Turdus pilaris|downloaded= 2 February 2008 Database entry includes justification for why this species… …   Wikipedia

  • Fieldfare — smilginis strazdas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Turdus pilaris angl. Fieldfare vok. Wacholderdrossel …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • fieldfare — smilginis strazdas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Turdus pilaris angl. fieldfare vok. Wacholderdrossel, f rus. дрозд рябинник, m; рябинник, m pranc. grive litorne, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – tikrieji strazdai …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • fieldfare — noun Etymology: Middle English feldefare, from Old English, from feld + fare; probably akin to Old English fara companion; akin to Old English faran to go more at fare Date: before 12th century a medium sized Eurasian thrush (Turdus pilaris) with …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fieldfare — /feeld fair /, n. a European thrush, Turdus pilaris, having reddish brown plumage with an ashy head and a blackish tail. [bef. 1100; ME feldefare (with two f s by alliterative assimilation), OE feldeware perh., field dweller] * * * …   Universalium

  • fieldfare — noun /ˈfiːldfɛə/ A large thrush, Turdus pilaris, a bird of Eurasia …   Wiktionary

  • fieldfare — n. type of winter songbird (Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fieldfare — noun a large migratory thrush with a grey head, breeding in northern Eurasia. [Turdus pilaris.] Origin OE feldefare, perh. from feld field + the base of faran (see fare) …   English new terms dictionary