bean caper


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bean caper

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(Plants) a shrub, Zygophyllum fabago, of E Mediterranean regions, whose flower buds are eaten as a substitute for capers: family Zygophyllaceae
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Noun1.bean caper - perennial shrub of the eastern Mediterranean region and southwestern Asia having flowers whose buds are used as capers
genus Zygophyllum, Zygophyllum - usually tropical herbs or shrubs having ill-smelling foliage and flower buds that are used as capers: bean capers
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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Strauss admitted the team had been stung by the criticism of their jelly bean caper in Nottingham, for which they were given a dressing down by the ECB's top brass.
In a 1999 paper delivered to the 3rd International Congress on the Shroud of Turin (June 6, Turin, Italy), Danin and Baruch identified images of the crown chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum coronarium), the rock rose (Cistus creticus), the bean caper plant (Zygopkyllum dumosum), and the blooms of the tumbleweed (Gundelia tournefortii).
One is the bean caper, which grows only in Israel, Jordan and Egypt's Sinai desert, says Avinoam Danin, a botany professor in Jerusalem.