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Definition of caper:

  1. A frolicsome leap or spring; a skip; a jump, as in mirth or dancing; a prank.
  2. A plant of the genus Capparis; - called also caper bush, caper tree.
  3. A vessel formerly used by the Dutch, privateer.
  4. The pungent grayish green flower bud of the European and Oriental caper ( Capparis spinosa), much used for pickles.
  5. To leap or jump about in a sprightly manner; to cut capers; to skip; to spring; to prance; to dance.


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