bean caper

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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. bean,
  2. bean aphid,
  3. bean bag,
  4. bean ball,
  5. bean beetle,
  6. bean curd,
  7. bean pot,
  8. bean shot,
  9. bean sprout,
  10. bean sprouts

Origin of bean caper

First recorded in 1590–1600

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Examples from the Web for bean caper

  • The flowers of the Bean-caper are usually yellow; and the five petals are long, narrow, and placed widely apart.

    Botany for Ladies|Jane Loudon


British Dictionary definitions for bean caper

bean caper

noun

a shrub, Zygophyllum fabago, of E Mediterranean regions, whose flower buds are eaten as a substitute for capers: family Zygophyllaceae
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