balloon vine


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Related to balloon vine: Cardiospermum halicacabum

balloon vine

n.
A tendril-bearing vine (Cardiospermum halicacabum) widespread in tropical and subtropical regions, having small whitish flowers and bladderlike fruits.

balloon vine

n
(Plants) a tropical tendril-climbing sapindaceous plant, Cardiospermum halicacabum, cultivated for its ornamental balloon-like seed capsules

balloon′ vine`


n.
a tropical climbing plant, Cardiospermum halicacabum, of the soapberry family, bearing large pods.
[1830–40]
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Noun1.balloon vine - woody perennial climbing plant with large ornamental seed pods that resemble balloons; tropical India and Africa and America
soapberry vine - tendril-climbing vine
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