Definition of Common caper
1. Noun. Prostrate spiny shrub of the Mediterranean region cultivated for its greenish flower buds which are pickled.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Common Caper
Literary usage of Common caper
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Journal of Sacred Literature by John Kitto, Henry Burgess, Benjamin Harris Cowper (1849)
"Dr. Clarke found ' Capparis spinosa, common caper-tree, at Cyprus, and in the Holy Land (Jaffa).' M. Bove, entering Palestine from Egypt, mentions on his ..."
2. Magazine of Natural History edited by John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson (1829)
"The common caper is an elegant bush, remarkable for its large white flowers and ... The bark of the root of the common caper passes for a diuretic medicine. ..."