balloon vine

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noun

a tropical climbing plant, Cardiospermum halicacabum, of the soapberry family, bearing big, bladderlike pods and black seeds with a white, heart-shaped spot.

Nearby words

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  2. balloon shade,
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  5. balloon tyre,
  6. balloon-berry,
  7. balloon-tip catheter,
  8. balloonfish,
  9. ballooning,
  10. balloonist

Origin of balloon vine

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40

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British Dictionary definitions for balloon vine

balloon vine

noun

a tropical tendril-climbing sapindaceous plant, Cardiospermum halicacabum, cultivated for its ornamental balloon-like seed capsules
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