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

  Caper bush \Ca"per bush`\, Caper tree \Ca"per tree`\
     See Capper, a plant, 2.
     [1913 Webster] Capercailzie

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
        pickles.
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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.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Bean caper. See Bran caper, in the Vocabulary.
  
     Caper sauce, a kind of sauce or catchup made of capers.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  caper tree
      n 1: shrub or small tree of southern Florida to Central and
           South America [syn: caper tree, bay-leaved caper,
           Capparis flexuosa]
      2: shrub of southern Florida to West Indies [syn: caper tree,
         Jamaica caper tree, Capparis cynophallophora]

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