balloon flower


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

Examples of balloon flower in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Along the driveway there are balloon flowers, lilies, a large arborvitae, roses, honeysuckle, and climbing silver lace vine. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 July 2019 The series will continue on Saturday, July 13, and include zinnias, cosmos, ornamental culinary herbs, lace flower, love-in-the-mist, balloon flower and baptista., 2 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of balloon flower was in 1875

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“Balloon flower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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