Blackcap



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.
Historical Examples

British Birds in their Haunts Rev. C. A. Johns
Poachers and Poaching John Watson
A Tramp’s Notebook Morley Roberts
The Newcomes William Makepeace Thackeray
Audubon and his Journals, Volume I (of 2) Maria R. Audubon
Birds and Man W. H. Hudson
Fresh Fields John Burroughs
The Adventures of Grandfather Frog Thornton W. Burgess
Among the Birds in Northern Shires Charles Dixon
Six Plays Florence Henrietta Darwin

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 (sense 3)
(Brit) (formerly) the cap worn by a judge when passing a death sentence

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