Capparis

noun
Cap·​pa·​ris | \ ˈkapərə̇s \

Definition of Capparis

: a genus (the type of the family Capparidaceae) of shrubs or small trees widely distributed in warm regions, sometimes climbing by stipular thorns, and having simple leaves and showy flowers with four sepals, four petals, and numerous stamens — see caper entry 1

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History and Etymology for Capparis

New Latin, from Latin, caper, from Greek kapparis

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“Capparis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Capparis. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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