blackcap

noun
black·​cap | \ ˈblak-ˌkap How to pronounce blackcap (audio) \

Definition of blackcap

1 : any of several birds with black heads or crowns: such as
a : a small gray European warbler (Sylvia atricapilla) with a black crown

Examples of blackcap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In one incredible instance, garden feeders seem to have played a role in establishing a new wintering population of migratory blackcaps in the UK. Popular Science, "Expert-approved ways to feed all your favorite birds," 8 Mar. 2020 In one incredible instance, garden feeders seem to have played a role in establishing a new wintering population of migratory blackcaps in the United Kingdom. Julian Avery, The Conversation, "It’s OK to feed wild birds – here are some tips for doing it the right way," 2 Mar. 2020 Aromas of blackcap raspberries, thyme and lemon peel fill the nose while dark cherry, bittersweet dark chocolate and pipe tobacco flavors coat the palate. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "3 new Oregon winemakers command attention, face a bright future," 7 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of blackcap

1668, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Blackcap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blackcap. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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