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[blad-er-nuht] /ˈblæd ərˌnʌt/
the bladderlike fruit capsule of any shrub or small tree of the genus Staphylea, as S. trifolia, of the eastern U.S.
the shrub itself.
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  • The understory contains a wide variety of small trees and shrubs, such as pawpaw, bladdernut and ironwood.
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any temperate shrub or small tree of the genus Staphylea, esp S. pinnata of S Europe, that has bladder-like seed pods: family Staphyleaceae
the pod of any such tree
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any shrub or small tree of the genus Staphylea of the family Staphyleaceae. All of the 10-15 known species occur in the North Temperate Zone

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