the bladderlike fruit capsule of any shrub or small tree of the genus Staphylea, as S. trifolia, of the eastern U.S.
the shrub itself.
- bladder worm,
- bladder wrack,
- bladder, urinary,
Origin of bladdernut
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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
Large, triangular membranaceous pods hang thickly from the white-lined branches of the bladdernut.Some Summer Days in Iowa|Frederick John Lazell
any temperate shrub or small tree of the genus Staphylea, esp S. pinnata of S Europe, that has bladder-like seed pods: family Staphyleaceae
the pod of any such tree
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