from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Capparis spinosa, a perennial winter-deciduous plant that bears rounded, fleshy leaves and large white to pinkish-white flowers, often eaten as pickled buds (capers).
  • n. A fruit produced by the flowering bud of the caper, sometimes served pickled as a mezze.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The small olive-shaped berry of the European and Oriental caper, said to be used in pickles and as a condiment.
  • n. The currantlike fruit of the African and Arabian caper (Capparis sodado).


caper +‎ berry (Wiktionary)


  • When a caper bush is allowed to flower, it forms an edible fruit called a caperberry.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • -- _The almond tree shall blossom, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and the caperberry shall burst_: the three are linked together as being images from natural objects, not because of their symbolising similar things.

    Select Masterpieces of Biblical Literature

  • _The caperberry shall burst_: the last stage of its decay: the failing powers at last give way.

    Select Masterpieces of Biblical Literature

  • Possibilities include the little caper and its bigger, crunchier sister, the caperberry, any of the gherkin family and almost any blue cheese.

    The Guardian World News

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