Caperberry
Caperberry Ca"per*ber`ry, n. 1. The small olive-shaped berry of the European and Oriental caper, said to be used in pickles and as a condiment. [1913 Webster]

2. The currantlike fruit of the African and Arabian caper ({Capparis sodado}). [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • caperberry — noun A fruit produced by the flowering bud of the caper, sometimes served pickled as a mezze …   Wiktionary

  • caperberry — /ˈkeɪpəbɛri/ (say kaypuhberee) noun (plural caperberries) the semi mature fruit of the Mediterranean caper shrub (see caper2), often pickled for use in cooking or for eating as a relish. Also, caper berry …   Australian English dictionary

  • Capparis sodado — Caperberry Ca per*ber ry, n. 1. The small olive shaped berry of the European and Oriental caper, said to be used in pickles and as a condiment. [1913 Webster] 2. The currantlike fruit of the African and Arabian caper ({Capparis sodado}). [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Caper — taxobox name = Caper regnum = Plantae unranked divisio = Angiosperms unranked classis = Eudicots unranked ordo = Rosids ordo = Brassicales familia = Capparaceae genus = Capparis species = C. spinosa binomial = Capparis spinosa binomial authority …   Wikipedia

  • caper berry — /ˈkeɪpə bɛri/ (say kaypuh beree) noun 1. Also, scrub caper berry, brush caper berry. a small tree, Capparis arborea, found in dry rainforest from the Hunter Valley in NSW to Cape York in Qld; native pomegranate. 2. the fruit of this tree, globose …   Australian English dictionary

  • CAPER — (Heb. צָלָף; ẓalaf), the shrub Capparis spinosa, which grows wild in Israel in rocky places, as well as in old stone walls, including the Western Wall. The personal name Zalaph occurs in the Bible (Neh. 3:30). The caper s fruit, the evyonah, is… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • PLANTS — Research into the flora mentioned in the ancient Hebrew literature is grounded on the basic assumption that within historical times no fundamental changes have taken place in the country s climate (see agriculture ). This assumption, which allows …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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