Definition of Common caper

1. Noun. Prostrate spiny shrub of the Mediterranean region cultivated for its greenish flower buds which are pickled.

Exact synonyms: Capparis Spinosa
Terms within: Caper
Generic synonyms: Caper



Lexicographical Neighbors of Common Caper

common bog rosemary
common boneset
common booklouse
common box
common brant goose
common broom
common bullfinch
common bullfinches
common burdock
common buzzard
common buzzards
common calamint
common camas
common canary
common caper (current term)
common cardinal vein
common carline thistle
common carotid
common carotid artery
common carotid plexus
common carp
common carps
common carrier
common chickweed
common chickweeds
common chord
common clothes moth
common clothes moths
common cockscomb

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. ..."

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