: a genus of shrubs or small trees (family Staphyleaceae) with opposite leaves and drooping panicles of white or pink flowers succeeded by inflated bladdery capsules see bladdernut

Word History


New Latin, from Greek staphylē bunch of grapes; from the clustered fruit

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“Staphylea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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