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}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Cookery) An apple roasted till black, to be served in a dish of boiled custard. [1913 Webster]

3. The black raspberry. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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