bean caper

bean caper
noun
perennial shrub of the eastern Mediterranean region and southwestern Asia having flowers whose buds are used as capers
Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush
Member Holonyms: ↑Zygophyllum, ↑genus Zygophyllum

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noun
: any of several perennial plants constituting the genus Zygophyllum and having usually ill-smelling foliage and flower buds that are used as capers; especially : a small shrub or tree (Z. fabago) of the eastern Mediterranean region and southwestern Asia that has yellow 5-petaled flowers brick red at the base

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a small tree, Zygophyllum fabago, of eastern Mediterranean regions, having flower buds that are used as a substitute for capers.
[1590-1600]

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bean caper noun
A shrub (genus Zygophyllum) of steppe and desert whose flower-buds are used as capers
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Main Entry:bean

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bean caper,
small tree, native to the countries of the eastern Mediterranean, with fleshy leaves and flower buds which are used as capers.

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  • Bean caper — 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

  • Bean caper — Bean ca per (Bot.) A deciduous plant of warm climates, generally with fleshy leaves and flowers of a yellow or whitish yellow color, of the genus {Zygophyllum}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bean caper — n. any of a genus (Zygophyllum) of plants of the caltrop family having buds used as capers …   English World dictionary

  • bean caper — a small tree, Zygophyllum fabago, of eastern Mediterranean regions, having flower buds that are used as a substitute for capers. [1590 1600] * * * …   Universalium

  • Syrian bean caper — noun perennial shrub of the eastern Mediterranean region and southwestern Asia having flowers whose buds are used as capers • Syn: ↑bean caper, ↑Zygophyllum fabago • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Member Holonyms: ↑Zygophyllum, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bean-caper family — noun small trees, shrubs, and herbs of warm arid and saline regions; often resinous; some poisonous: genera Zygophyllum, Tribulus, Guaiacum, Larrea • Syn: ↑Zygophyllaceae, ↑family Zygophyllaceae • Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot family …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • caper bush — 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

  • Caper sauce — 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

  • caper tree — 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

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