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blackcap

[blak-kap] /ˈblækˌkæp/
noun
1.
any of several birds having the top of the head black, as the chickadee and certain warblers, especially the Old World blackcap, Sylvia atricapilla.
2.
the black raspberry plant or fruit.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; black + cap1
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British Dictionary definitions for black caps

Black Caps

plural noun
1.
the Black Caps, the international cricket team of New Zealand
Word Origin
C20: so named because of the players' black caps

blackcap

/ˈblækˌkæp/
noun
1.
a brownish-grey Old World warbler, Sylvia atricapilla, the male of which has a black crown
2.
any of various similar birds, such as the black-capped chickadee (Parus atricapillus)
3.
(US) a popular name for raspberry (sense 3)
4.
(Brit) (formerly) the cap worn by a judge when passing a death sentence
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