whitecap
Whitethroat White"throat`, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of Old World warblers, esp. the common European species ({Sylvia cinerea}), called also {strawsmear}, {nettlebird}, {muff}, and {whitecap}, the {garden whitethroat}, or {golden warbler} ({Sylvia hortensis}), and the {lesser whitethroat} ({Sylvia curruca}). [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Whitecap — White cap , n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The European redstart; so called from its white forehead. (b) The whitethroat; so called from its gray head. (c) The European tree sparrow. [1913 Webster] 2. A wave whose crest breaks into white foam, as when the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whitecap — White cap , n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The European redstart; so called from its white forehead. (b) The whitethroat; so called from its gray head. (c) The European tree sparrow. [1913 Webster] 2. A wave whose crest breaks into white foam, as when the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whitecap — 1660s, of birds, from WHITE (Cf. white) + CAP (Cf. cap). Attested from 1773 in ref. to breaking waves, from 1818 of mushrooms, and from 1891 in ref. to one of a self constituted band in U.S. who committed outrages under pretense of regulating… …   Etymology dictionary

  • whitecap — [hwītkap΄] n. a wave with its crest broken into white foam …   English World dictionary

  • whitecap — noun Date: 1773 a wave crest breaking into white foam usually used in plural …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • whitecap — /hwuyt kap , wuyt /, n. a wave with a broken and foaming white crest. [1660 70; WHITE + CAP1] * * * …   Universalium

  • whitecap — noun a) any of several birds having a white patch on the head b) a wave having a white crest; a breaker …   Wiktionary

  • whitecap — n. wave with a white foamy top; any of various European songbirds having white heads …   English contemporary dictionary

  • whitecap — noun N. Amer. a small wave with a foamy white crest …   English new terms dictionary

  • whitecap — white·cap …   English syllables

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