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1 In B. xiii. c. 44.
2 It is not improbable that under this name he alludes to the carpels of some kind of Euphorbiacea, which bear a resemblance to the fruit of the caper. Indeed, there is one variety of the Euphorbia with an acrid juice, known in this country by the name of the "caper-plant."
3 The Capparis spinosa, probably, on which the capers used in our sauces are grown.
4 Until recently, the bark was employed in the Materia Medica, as a diuretic: it is now no longer used.
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