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Sense: 1
Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: capparis, from Greek kapparis
Sense: 2-4
Date: 1500-1600
Origin: CAPER1

caper

2 noun
     
Related topics: Cooking, Crime
caper2 [countable]
1DFC a small dark green part of a flower used in cooking to give a sour taste to food
2 informalSCC a planned activity, especially an illegal or dangerous one:
I'm too old for this sort of caper.
3 behaviour or an activity that is amusing or silly and not serious:
the comic capers of a cartoon cat and mouse
4 a short jumping or dancing movement

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