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 for Bean caper
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bean caper \Bean" ca`per\ (Bot.)
     A deciduous plant of warm climates, generally with fleshy
     leaves and flowers of a yellow or whitish yellow color, of
     the genus Zygophyllum.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Caper \Ca"per\, n. [F. c[^a]pre, fr. L. capparis, Gr. ?; cf. Ar.
     & Per. al-kabar.]
     1. The pungent grayish green flower bud of the European and
        Oriental caper ({Capparis spinosa), much used for
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     2. (Bot.) A plant of the genus Capparis; -- called also
        caper bush, caper tree.
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     Note: The Capparis spinosa is a low prickly shrub of the
           Mediterranean coasts, with trailing branches and
           brilliant flowers; -- cultivated in the south of Europe
           for its buds. The Capparis sodada is an almost
           leafless spiny shrub of central Africa (Soudan),
           Arabia, and southern India, with edible berries.
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     Bean caper. See Bran caper, in the Vocabulary.
     Caper sauce, a kind of sauce or catchup made of capers.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bean caper
      n 1: perennial shrub of the eastern Mediterranean region and
           southwestern Asia having flowers whose buds are used as
           capers [syn: bean caper, Syrian bean caper,
           Zygophyllum fabago]

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