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bean caper

a small tree, Zygophyllum fabago, of eastern Mediterranean regions, having flower buds that are used as a substitute for capers.
Origin of bean caper
1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The flowers of the bean-caper are usually yellow; and the five petals are long, narrow, and placed widely apart.

    Botany for Ladies Jane Loudon
British Dictionary definitions for bean-caper

bean caper

a shrub, Zygophyllum fabago, of E Mediterranean regions, whose flower buds are eaten as a substitute for capers: family Zygophyllaceae
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