: 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

Word History


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

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“Cardiospermum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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