Caper

Definition of Caper

Ca´per
v. i.1.To leap or jump about in a sprightly manner; to cut capers; to skip; to spring; to prance; to dance.
[imp. & p. p. Capered p. pr. & vb. n. capering.]
He capers, he dances, he has eyes of youth.
- Shak.
n.1.A frolicsome leap or spring; a skip; a jump, as in mirth or dancing; a prank.
To cut a caper
to frolic; to make a sportive spring; to play a prank.
- Shak.
1.A vessel formerly used by the Dutch, privateer.
1.The pungent grayish green flower bud of the European and Oriental caper (Capparis spinosa), much used for pickles.
2.(Bot.) A plant of the genus Capparis; - called also caper bush, caper tree.
Bean caper
See Bran caper, in the Vocabulary.
Caper sauce
a kind of sauce or catchup made of capers.

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