balloon flower


balloon flower

noun

Definition of BALLOON FLOWER

:  a perennial Asian herb (Platycodon grandiflorus) cultivated for its star-shaped flowers which open from buds resembling balloons

First Known Use of BALLOON FLOWER

circa 1900

balloon flower

noun \bə-ˈlün-ˌflar, -ˌfla-ər\
plural balloon flowers or bal·loon·flow·ers

Full Definition of BALLOON FLOWER

:  a perennial Asian herb (Platycodon grandiflorus synonym P. grandiflorum) cultivated for its star-shaped flowers which open from buds resembling balloons —called also bellflower, Chinese bellflower

Variants of BALLOON FLOWER

balloon flower or bal·loon·flow·er \bə-ˈlün-ˌflar, -ˌfla-ər\

First Known Use of BALLOON FLOWER

1875

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