- a small tree, Zygophyllum fabago, of eastern Mediterranean regions, having flower buds that are used as a substitute for capers.
Origin of bean caper
First recorded in 1590–1600
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The flowers of the Bean-caper are usually yellow; and the five petals are long, narrow, and placed widely apart.Botany for Ladies
- a shrub, Zygophyllum fabago, of E Mediterranean regions, whose flower buds are eaten as a substitute for capers: family Zygophyllaceae
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