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red cap

See also: redcap


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red cap (plural red caps)

  1. (Britain, folklore) A kind of evil brownie or imp.
    1999: J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    After boggarts, they studied Red Caps, nasty little goblinlike creatures that lurked where there had been bloodshed...
  2. A breed of poultry.
    Red Cap: A rare member of the English class, these are characterized by having a large rose comb. They are one of the few breeds with red earlobes that lay white-shelled eggs. Content: Chicken Breeds and Varieties (A2880), John L. Skinner, University of Wisconsin-Madison