paper–bag bush


Definition of paper–bag bush

  1. :  a shrub (Salazaria mexicana) of the family Labiatae that occurs in the midwestern and southwestern U.S. and has numerous large inflated papery pods

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Origin and Etymology of paper–bag bush

from the phrase paper bag

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a trip made at another's expense

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