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CAPERS - Defined

CAPERS—Are a berry of a plant cultivated in Europe and not in America; are spoken of in the bible as "hyssop". They are imported here in five sizes: "Nonpariels", "Capotes", '-Capuchins", "Seconds" and "Thirds", in bottles and in bulk, the latter way being the cheapest for hotel use. Capers, however, are often mixed by unscrupulous dealers with "nasturtium" berries which resemble them in size and appearance. The caper is only used for making sauces, or in garnishing.

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