balloon vine
noun Date: 1836 a tropical American vine (Cardiospermum halicacabum) of the soapberry family bearing large ornamental pods

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  • balloon vine — ☆ balloon vine n. a tropical American vine (Cardiospermum halicacabum) of the soapberry family, bearing inflated triangular pods …   English World dictionary

  • balloon-vine — balloonˈ vineˈ noun Heartseed, a tropical American climber with bladdery pods • • • Main Entry: ↑balloon …   Useful english dictionary

  • balloon vine — balloon′ vine n. pln a tropical climbing plant, Cardiospermum halicacabum, of the soapberry family, bearing large pods • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • balloon vine — noun A tropical perennial climbing vine, Cardiospermum halicacabum, having ornamental balloon like fruits …   Wiktionary

  • balloon vine — a tropical climbing plant, Cardiospermum halicacabum, of the soapberry family, bearing big, bladderlike pods and black seeds with a white, heart shaped spot. [1830 40, Amer.] * * * ▪ plant also called  Heart pea, or Heart seed        (species… …   Universalium

  • balloon vine — noun woody perennial climbing plant with large ornamental seed pods that resemble balloons; tropical India and Africa and America • Syn: ↑heart pea, ↑Cardiospermum halicacabum • Hypernyms: ↑soapberry vine …   Useful english dictionary

  • Balloon vine — Cardiospermum (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • balloon vine — /bəˈlun vaɪn/ (say buh loohn vuyn) noun 1. a climbing plant, Cardiospermum halicacabum, of tropical America, much cultivated elsewhere for its large, ornamental bladder like fruits. 2. any of various other climbing plants of the genus… …   Australian English dictionary

  • balloon vine —   Pōniu, hale a ka i a, inalua …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • soapberry vine — noun tendril climbing vine • Hypernyms: ↑vine • Hyponyms: ↑heartseed, ↑Cardiospermum grandiflorum, ↑balloon vine, ↑heart pea, ↑Cardiospermum halicacabum • Member …   Useful english dictionary

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