: 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

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, caper, from Greek kapparis

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“Capparis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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