paper-bag bush


Definition of paper-bag bush

: 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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History and Etymology for paper-bag bush

from the phrase paper bag

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“Paper-bag bush.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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