One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The bladderwrack, Fucus vesiculosus. Now chiefly North American.
2North American. Any of various herbaceous plants of the family Brassicaceae (Cruciferae) with pods that pop; especially a bladderpod (genus Lesquerella).
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in R. D. Blackmore (1825–1900), novelist and fruit farmer. From pop- + weed; compare quots. 1989 at sense 1, 1961 at sense 2.
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