Origin of blackcap
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A blackcap stared at me and fled; its triple note was repeated from bush to bush.A Tramp's Notebook
The blackcap has neither the fulness nor the force, but it has all and more of the former's purity.Poachers and Poaching
He pointed out the woodlark and the blackcap to me, and told me where he had seen and heard them.
The blackcap warbler I found to be a rare and much overpraised bird.
Then Morgiana brushed the blackcap from her shoulder, and ran and put her arms about Mary.God Wills It!
William Stearns Davis
- 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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