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- 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).
When a caper bush is allowed to flower, it forms an edible fruit called a caperberry.
-- _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.
_The caperberry shall burst_: the last stage of its decay: the failing powers at last give way.
Possibilities include the little caper and its bigger, crunchier sister, the caperberry, any of the gherkin family and almost any blue cheese.