blad·​der·​nut ˈbla-dər-ˌnət How to pronounce bladdernut (audio)
: any of a genus (Staphylea of the family Staphyleaceae, the bladdernut family) of ornamental shrubs or small trees with panicles of small white flowers followed by inflated capsules
also : one of the capsules

Word History

First Known Use

1578, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bladdernut was in 1578

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“Bladdernut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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