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a. A small warbler (Sylvia atricapilla) of Eurasia and Africa, the male of which is gray with a black crown.
b. Any of various other black-crowned birds, such as the chickadee.


1. (Animals) a brownish-grey Old World warbler, Sylvia atricapilla, the male of which has a black crown
2. (Animals) any of various similar birds, such as the black-capped chickadee (Parus atricapillus)
3. (Plants) US a popular name for raspberry3
4. (Law) Brit (formerly) the cap worn by a judge when passing a death sentence



1. any of various small songbirds having a black crown.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blackcap - raspberry native to eastern North America having black thimble-shaped fruitblackcap - raspberry native to eastern North America having black thimble-shaped fruit
raspberry - red or black edible aggregate berries usually smaller than the related blackberries
raspberry, raspberry bush - woody brambles bearing usually red but sometimes black or yellow fruits that separate from the receptacle when ripe and are rounder and smaller than blackberries
2.blackcap - small black-headed European gullblackcap - small black-headed European gull  
sea gull, seagull, gull - mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs
genus Larus, Larus - type genus of the Laridae
3.blackcap - chickadee having a dark crownblackcap - chickadee having a dark crown  
chickadee - any of various small grey-and-black songbirds of North America
4.blackcap - small brownish-grey warbler with a black crown
Old World warbler, true warbler - small active brownish or greyish Old World birds
genus Silvia, Silvia - type genus of the Sylviidae: warblers
curruca capirotada


[ˈblækkæp] N (Orn) → cucurra f capirotada
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A day after McCullum announced that he will retire from all forms of cricket following the conclusion of the GT20 in Canada, NZC's BlackCaps in a tweet congratulated the 37-year-old.
Former Blackcaps skipper Brendon McCullum and Eoin Morgan are pals and the former's approach to the game has had a massive influence on the England captain.
ISLAMABAD -- The Cricket World Cup semifinal between New Zealand and India was a stunning game and though I had predicted an England-India final, the Blackcaps did really well to qualify for the final, former Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi reacted on social media after New Zealand beat India to enter the final of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup.
Pakistan have faced New Zealand eight times in the World Cup, where the Men in Green have stood tall six times, while the Blackcaps have tasted victory twice.
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The national cricket team's recent performance in the test series against blackcaps has raised many questions.
The Pakistani cricket team's recent performance in the Test series against the Blackcaps played in the UAE has raised many questions.
Shah is optimistic to get the Blackcaps out on the fourth day of the Test and level the three-match Test series by 1-1.
Blackcaps will give hospitality to Tigers for three Tests and similar number of ODIs.
An official from New Zealand Cricket confirmed that it would have been the first tour of Blackcaps in 15 years and it won't be happening.
You can hear blackcaps singing in woodlands at this time, they really let rip with a lot of chattering followed by a flutey warble to finish it all off.
I have seen blackcaps at various places throughout our region, such as Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park, Bowesfield Marsh and South Gare.