caper


caper
caper
caper1 [kā′pər]
vi.
[prob. < CAPRIOLE]
to skip or jump about in a playful manner; frisk; gambol
n.
1. a playful jump or leap
2. a wild, foolish action or prank
3. Slang a criminal plan or act, esp. a robbery
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cut a caper or cut capers
to caper
caper2 [kā′pər]
n.
[ME capar, capres < L capparis < Gr kapparis]
1.
a) any of a genus (Capparis) of trees and shrubs of the caper family, esp. a prickly, trailing Mediterranean bush ( C. spinosa) whose tiny, green flower buds are pickled and used to flavor sauces, etc.
b) BEAN CAPER
2. any of these buds
adj.
designating a family (Capparaceae) of dicotyledonous plants (order Capparales), including the bee plant and cleome

English World dictionary. . 2014.

Synonyms:
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