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blackcap

[ blak-kap ]
/ ˈblækˌkæp /
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noun

any of several birds having the top of the head black, as the chickadee and certain warblers, especially the Old World blackcap, Sylvia atricapilla.
the black raspberry plant or fruit.

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Origin of blackcap

First recorded in 1650–60; black + cap1
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British Dictionary definitions for blackcap (1 of 2)

blackcap
/ (ˈblækˌkæp) /

noun

a brownish-grey Old World warbler, Sylvia atricapilla, the male of which has a black crown
any of various similar birds, such as the black-capped chickadee (Parus atricapillus)
US a popular name for raspberry (def. 3)
British (formerly) the cap worn by a judge when passing a death sentence

British Dictionary definitions for blackcap (2 of 2)

black cap

noun

another name for white-fronted tern
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