Cardiospermum

noun
Car·​dio·​sper·​mum

Definition of Cardiospermum

: a large genus of tropical American herbaceous vines (family Sapindaceae) having alternate biternate leaves, coarsely serrate leaflets, small white flowers, and an inflated capsular fruit — see balloon vine

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History and Etymology for Cardiospermum

New Latin, from cardi- + -spermum (neuter of -spermus -spermous)

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“Cardiospermum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cardiospermum. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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