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 {Capparis}; -- called also {caper bush}, {caper tree}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The {Capparis spinosa} is a low prickly shrub of the Mediterranean coasts, with trailing branches and brilliant flowers; -- cultivated in the south of Europe for its buds. The {Capparis sodada} is an almost leafless spiny shrub of central Africa (Soudan), Arabia, and southern India, with edible berries. [1913 Webster]

{Bean caper}. See {Bran caper}, in the {Vocabulary}.

{Caper sauce}, a kind of sauce or catchup made of capers. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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