any of a genus (Staphylea) of shrubs or small trees of the bladdernut family, with fruit that has inflated pods
one of these pods
designating or of a family (Staphyleaceae, order Sapindales) of dicotyledonous shrubs or small trees
See bladdernut in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Any of various deciduous shrubs or small trees of the genus Staphylea, native to north temperate regions and having opposite compound leaves and terminal panicles of white flowers and bladderlike fruits.