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bladdernut

[blad-er-nuht] /ˈblæd ərˌnʌt/
noun
1.
the bladderlike fruit capsule of any shrub or small tree of the genus Staphylea, as S. trifolia, of the eastern U.S.
2.
the shrub itself.
Origin of bladdernut
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  • Large, triangular membranaceous pods hang thickly from the white-lined branches of the bladdernut.

    Some Summer Days in Iowa Frederick John Lazell
  • The big three-valved balloons of the bladdernut can sail either in the air, on the water, or over the frozen snow.

    Some Winter Days in Iowa Frederick John Lazell
British Dictionary definitions for bladdernut

bladdernut

/ˈblædəˌnʌt/
noun
1.
any temperate shrub or small tree of the genus Staphylea, esp S. pinnata of S Europe, that has bladder-like seed pods: family Staphyleaceae
2.
the pod of any such tree
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