bean caper

  1. 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

Words Nearby bean caper Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bean caper in a sentence

  • 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

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

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