Caper vs Capel - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between caper and capel

is that caper is a frolicsome leap or spring; a skip; a jump, as in mirth or dancing; a prank or caper can be a vessel formerly used by the dutch; privateer or caper can be the pungent grayish green flower bud of the european and oriental caper (capparis spinosa ), which is pickled and eaten or caper can be (scotland) the capercaillie while capel is hat.

As a verb caper

is to leap or jump about in a sprightly manner; to cut capers; to skip; to spring; to prance; to dance.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

caper

English

(wikipedia caper)

Etymology 1

Shortening of capriole.

Noun

(en noun)
  • A frolicsome leap or spring; a skip; a jump, as in mirth or dancing; a prank.
  • A crime, especially theft, or a narrative about such a crime.
  • Derived terms
    * cut a caper

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To leap or jump about in a sprightly manner; to cut capers; to skip; to spring; to prance; to dance.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) kaper.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A vessel formerly used by the Dutch; privateer.
  • Etymology 3

    From (etyl) capparis.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The pungent grayish green flower bud of the European and Oriental caper (Capparis spinosa ), which is pickled and eaten.
  • A plant of the genus Capparis .
  • Synonyms
    * caper bush, caper tree, caperberry
    Derived terms
    * caperberry

    Etymology 4

    Shortening of capercaillie.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (Scotland) The capercaillie.
  • Anagrams

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    capel

    English

    Alternative forms

    * caple

    Etymology 1

    From Latin caballus, via Icelandic.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • a horse
  • (Chaucer)
    (Holland)

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (-)
  • (mining) A composite stone (quartz, schorl, and hornblende) in the walls of tin and copper lodes.
  • Anagrams

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