blackcap chickadee
blackcap chickadee lack"cap` chick"a*dee` Same as {black cap}[1b]. [PJC]

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  • Blackcap — Black cap ( k[a^]p ), n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small European song bird ({Sylvia atricapilla}), with a black crown; the mock nightingale. (b) An American titmouse ({Parus atricapillus}); the chickadee. Also called the {black cap chickadee}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blackcap — [blak′kap΄] n. 1. any of various small passerine birds with a black crown, esp. a chickadee (Parus atricapillus) and a European warbler ( Sylvia atricapilla) ☆ 2. BLACK RASPBERRY …   English World dictionary

  • Chickadee — Chick a*dee , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A small bird, the blackcap titmouse ({Parus atricapillus}), of North America; named from its note. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blackcap — /blak kap /, n. 1. any of several birds having the top of the head black, as the chickadee and certain warblers, esp. the Old World blackcap, Sylvia atricapilla. 2. the black raspberry plant or fruit. [1650 60; BLACK + CAP1] * * * Common warbler… …   Universalium

  • blackcap — noun Date: 1667 1. any of several birds with black heads or crowns: as a. a small gray European warbler (Sylvia atricapilla) with a black crown b. chickadee 2. black raspberry …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chickadee — n. type of songbird, small North American blackcap titmouse …   English contemporary dictionary

  • black-cap chickadee — Blackcap Black cap ( k[a^]p ), n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small European song bird ({Sylvia atricapilla}), with a black crown; the mock nightingale. (b) An American titmouse ({Parus atricapillus}); the chickadee. Also called the {black cap chickadee} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • black-capped chickadee — noun chickadee having a dark crown • Syn: ↑blackcap, ↑Parus atricapillus • Hypernyms: ↑chickadee * * * noun : chickadee; especially …   Useful english dictionary

  • Carolina chickadee — noun southern United States chickadee similar to the blackcap but smaller • Syn: ↑Parus carolinensis • Hypernyms: ↑chickadee * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized C : a chickadee (Penthestes carolinensis carolinensis) of the southeastern United… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Parus atricapillus — Blackcap Black cap ( k[a^]p ), n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small European song bird ({Sylvia atricapilla}), with a black crown; the mock nightingale. (b) An American titmouse ({Parus atricapillus}); the chickadee. Also called the {black cap chickadee} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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