[ blak-kap ]
/ ˈblækˌkæp /


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.

Origin of blackcap

First recorded in 1650–60; black + cap1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for black caps (1 of 2)

Black Caps

pl n

the Black Caps the international cricket team of New Zealand

Word Origin for Black Caps

C20: so named because of the players' black caps

British Dictionary definitions for black caps (2 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
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