Staphylea

noun

Staph·​y·​lea
ˌstafəˈlēə
: 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

Etymology

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

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“Staphylea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Staphylea. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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