Capparis spinosa
Hyssop Hys"sop, n. [OE. hysope, ysope, OF. ysope, F. hysope, hyssope, L. hysopum, hyssopum, hyssopus, Gr. ?, ?, an aromatic plant, fr. Heb. [=e]sov.] A plant ({Hyssopus officinalis}). The leaves have an aromatic smell, and a warm, pungent taste. [1913 Webster]

Note: The hyssop of Scripture is supposed to be a species of caper ({Capparis spinosa}), but probably the name was used for several different plants. [1913 Webster]


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  • Capparis spinosa — Caper Ca per, n. [F. c[^a]pre, fr. L. capparis, Gr. ?; cf. Ar. & Per. al kabar.] 1. The pungent grayish green flower bud of the European and Oriental caper ({Capparis spinosa}), much used for pickles. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A plant of the genus …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Capparis spinosa — Caper Ca per, n. [F. c[^a]pre, fr. L. capparis, Gr. ?; cf. Ar. & Per. al kabar.] 1. The pungent grayish green flower bud of the European and Oriental caper ({Capparis spinosa}), much used for pickles. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A plant of the genus …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Capparis spinosa — dygliuotasis kaparis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kaparinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, maistinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Capparis spinosa), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje, pietų Europoje, Azijoje ir Australijoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Capparis spinosa — El alcaparro (capparis spinosa) es un arbusto originario de la región mediterránea, más conocido por sus capullos comestibles, las alcaparras, que normalmente se consumen encurtidas. Con ramas espinosas y colgantes que pueden alcanzar 1 m o más… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Capparis spinosa — ID 14120 Symbol Key CASP28 Common Name caper Family Capparaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Cultivated, or not in the U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution N/A Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Capparis Spinosa — L. Caper (E); Alcaparras (S) . Pickled flower buds are the capers of commerce, much used in Colombia, but rare in Panama. In Colombia, buds of species of Cassia, pickled in sour vinegar with cloves, have been falsely sold as capers. Some Capparis …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

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