[ blak-kap ]
/ ˈblækˌkæp /
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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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How to use blackcap in a sentence
He was in his house gown and wore a little black cap to cover his bald spot.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn|Margaret Penrose
He called like the familiar black-cap, and his behavior was much like that bird's.Birds of the Rockies|Leander Sylvester Keyser
The Van Hoosen colors were, black cap and white shirt with large black bands.Jack Harkaway in New York|Bracebridge Hemyng
Finally, after some minutes' wait, a frail, white-haired man in a little black cap-of-maintenance appeared in the screen.Space Viking|Henry Beam Piper
The q-b goes to thank the black-cap for the white bread, whilst I settle the bill and ask for food for the journey.Sea and Sardinia|D. H. Lawrence
British Dictionary definitions for blackcap (1 of 2)
/ (ˈblækˌkæp) /
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)
another name for white-fronted tern
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