a tropical climbing plant, Cardiospermum halicacabum, of the soapberry family, bearing big, bladderlike pods and black seeds with a white, heart-shaped spot.
a tropical tendril-climbing sapindaceous plant, Cardiospermum halicacabum, cultivated for its ornamental balloon-like seed capsules
- Balloon-tip catheter
balloon-tip catheter balloon-tip catheter n. A tube with an inflatable balloon at its tip that, when inflated, can facilitate passage of the tube through a blood vessel.
balloonheaded adjective Stupid; oafish: Listen, you balloon-headed fool (1930s+)
balloonhead noun A stupid person; airhead (1930s+)
a bag made of thin rubber or other light material, usually brightly colored, inflated with air or with some lighter-than-air gas and used as a children’s plaything or as a decoration. a bag made of a light material, as silk or plastic, filled with heated air or a gas lighter than air, designed to rise […]