What is caper?

  • (noun): A ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement.
    Synonyms: antic, joke, prank, trick, put-on
    See also — Additional definitions below


Capparis spinosa, the caper bush, also called Flinders rose, is a perennial winter-deciduous plant that bears rounded, fleshy leaves and large white to pinkish-white flowers. The plant is best known for the edible flower buds (capers), often used as a seasoning, and the fruit (caper berry), both of which are usually consumed pickled. Other species of Capparis are also picked along with C. spinosa for their buds or fruits. Other parts of Capparis plants are used in the manufacture of medicines and cosmetics.

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List Of Trees And Shrubs By Taxonomic Family - Angiosperms - Hardwoods - Capparidaceae: The Caper Family
... Capparis – Caper Bushes Capparis cynophallophora – Jamaican Caper Capparis flexuosa – Limber Caper Capparis spinosa – Caperbush Caper Bud Caper Berry Prickly Caper ...
Caper - History
... The caper was used in ancient Greece as a carminative ... Athenaeus in Deipnosophistae pays a lot of attention to the caper, as do Pliny (NH XIX, XLVIII.163) and Theophrastus ... Etymologically, the caper and its relatives in several European tongues can be traced back to Classical Latin capparis, “caper”, in turn borrowed from the Greek κάππαρις, káppari ...
CAPER (organization)
... Camara Argentina de Proveedores y Fabricantes de Equipos de Radiodifusion (CAPER) is an organization that promotes and protects the interests of radio and ... CAPER promotes an annual convention, (usually at spring) where it does conferences and provides commercial exhibition of new products which is attended by over 8000 industry professionals ...
Caper (disambiguation)
... The caper is a perennial spiny shrub that bears rounded, fleshy leaves and big white to pinkish-white flowers ... Caper may also refer to CAPER (organization), an organization that promotes the interests of radio and television broadcasters in the Republic of Argentina CAPER, the ...
Frank Norman - General Works
... Progress (1977) (with Tom Keating and Geraldine Norman) Too Many Crooks Spoil the Caper (1979) The Dead Butler Caper (1980) The Baskerville Caper (1981) ...

More definitions of "caper":

  • (noun): Gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement.
    Synonyms: play, frolic, romp, gambol
  • (noun): Any of numerous plants of the genus Capparis.
  • (noun): A crime (especially a robbery).
    Synonyms: job
  • (noun): A playful leap or hop.
    Synonyms: capriole
  • (verb): Jump about playfully.
  • (noun): Pickled flower buds used as a pungent relish in various dishes and sauces.