CAPER, verb intransitive To leap; to skip or jump; to prance; to spring.
CAPER, noun A leap; a skip; a spring; as in dancing or mirth, or in the frolick of a goat or lamb.
CAPER, noun The bud of the caper-bush, which is much used for pickling. The buds are collected before the flowers expand, and preserved in vinegar. The bush is a low shrub, generally growing from the joints of old walls, from fissures in rocks and amongst rubbish, in the southern parts of Europe.