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.

Nearby words

  1. bladder worm,
  2. bladder wrack,
  3. bladder, urinary,
  4. bladdered,
  5. bladdernose,
  6. bladderpod,
  7. bladderwort,
  8. bladderwrack,
  9. bladdery,
  10. blade

Origin of bladdernut Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bladdernut

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for bladdernut



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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