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black +‎ cap

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blackcap (plural blackcaps)

  1. A small Old World warbler, Sylvia atricapilla, which is mainly grey with a black crown.
  2. Whitebark raspberry (Rubus leucodermis).
  3. An American tit (Parus atricapillus); the chickadee.
  4. (archaic, cooking) An apple roasted until black, to be served in a dish of boiled custard.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for blackcap in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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