A vessel previously used by the Dutch privateer
- The pungent grayish green flower bud associated with European and Oriental caper Capparis spinosa much useful for pickles
- A frolicsome jump or springtime a skip a jump like in mirth or dancing a prank
- To jump or leap about in a sprightly manner to cut capers to skip to spring to prance to dance
- jump about playfully
- some of numerous flowers of genus Capparis
- pickled rose buds used as a pungent relish in various dishes and sauces
- a crime (especially a robbery)
- a playful jump or hop
- homosexual or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or enjoyment
- a ludicrous or grotesque work done for enjoyable and amusement
- To jump or jump about in a sprightly way; to cut capers; to skip; to spring; to prance; to dancing.
- A frolicsome jump or spring; a skip; a jump, as with mirth or dancing; a prank.
- A vessel previously used by the Dutch, privateer.
- The pungent grayish green rose bud for the European and Oriental caper (Capparis spinosa), much utilized for pickles.
- A plant associated with the genus Capparis; -- called additionally caper bush, caper tree.
1580s, evidently brief for obsolete capriole "to leap, skip," most likely from Italian capriolare "leap floating around" (see cab). Relevant: Capered; capering.
- form of prickly Mediterranean bush, also in mention of the plant's delicious buds, belated 14c., from Latin capparis (source of Italian cappero, French c
- by 1590s, "playful step or leap," from caper (v.); meaning "prank" is from 1840; that "criminal activity" is from 1926. To cut capers "dance in a frolicsome way" is from c.1600.
Too bad you forgot to bring the photo or we'd have this caper locked up.