American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See black raspberry.
- n. A small European warbler (Sylvia atricapilla), the male of which is gray with a black crown.
- n. Any of various other black-crowned birds, such as the chickadee.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who wears a black cap.
- n. A name given to various birds having the top of the head black. The European black-capped warbler, Sylvia atricapilla.
- n. The cattail reed, Typha latifolia.
- n. A popular name of the plant and fruit of the black-fruited raspberry, Rubus occidentalis, occurring wild in many portions of the United States, and also cultivated in several varieties. Also called thimbleberry.
- n. An apple roasted until it is black.
- n. A small Old World warbler, Sylvia atricapilla, which is mainly grey with a black crown.
- n. Whitebark raspberry.
- n. An American titmouse (Parus atricapillus); the chickadee.
- n. archaic, cookery An apple roasted until black, to be served in a dish of boiled custard.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A small European song bird (Sylvia atricapilla), with a black crown; the mock nightingale.
- n. An American titmouse (Parus atricapillus); the chickadee. Also called the
- n. (Cookery) An apple roasted till black, to be served in a dish of boiled custard.
- n. The black raspberry.
- n. chickadee having a dark crown
- n. small black-headed European gull
- n. small brownish-grey warbler with a black crown
- n. raspberry native to eastern North America having black thimble-shaped fruit
“The blackcap is a fine songbird, with its inventive, fluting notes.”
“Yellow buttercups and blue speedwells in the grass, leaves eager with fresh rain in trees above; chiffchaff and blackcap singing; she was not dead yet.”
“He might have expected Chopin with a beak: lyrical cascades and liquid melodies that give its relative, the blackcap, the name "northern nightingale".”
“Blackthorn blossom foams along the sides of shorn hedgerows but grows unchecked with willow catkins and flowering gorse bushes in neglected thickets which shelter the returned chiffchaff and blackcap.”
“Plumage characters suggest that the Abyssinian catbird is a babbler whose nearest relative may be the bush blackcap, Lioptilus nigricapillus, found in the thickets and forests of eastern South Africa.”
“The trust has recorded birds at Woodchester Park in Gloucestershire and created an online audio guide to some of Britain's best-loved species, from favourites such as the robin and members of the tit family to the blackcap and great-crested grebe.”
“• Other species you can hear include wood pigeon, carrion crow, blue tit, blackcap, mallard, pheasant, coot and the great-crested grebe.”
“At ten to four I was awoken by a blackcap hopping along the tin roof, then striking up the most exquisite warbling, at first utterly solo in the half-light, soon joined by other birds.”
“The blackcap is there, bouncing energetically through the crackling leaves at the edge of the eucalyptus, singing as if it has received word of the good things in life.”
“On a late February day at a suburban crossroads in Bristol, a blackcap is calling its harsh chack from a eucalyptus tree.”
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