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blue +‎ cap


bluecap (plural bluecaps)

  1. A bird, the blue titmouse.
    • 1869, W. J. Sterland, The birds of Sherwood Forest, page 84:
      Mr. Hewitson mentions a pair of bluecaps having built their nest in a bottle []
  2. A fish of the salmon kind with blue spots on its head.
  3. (colloquial) A Scotsman.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “bluecap” in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)