Definition of Birthwort

1. Noun. Creeping plant having curving flowers thought to resemble fetuses; native to Europe; naturalized Great Britain and eastern North America.




Definition of Birthwort

1. n. A genus of herbs and shrubs (Aristolochia), reputed to have medicinal properties.

Definition of Birthwort

1. Noun. (botany) A plant of the genus ''Aristolochia''. ¹

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Definition of Birthwort

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Birthwort

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birthrate
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birthroots
births
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birthstones
birthtime
birthtimes
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birthweights
birthwort (current term)
birthwort family
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biryani
biryanis
bis
bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate esterase
bis(chloromethyl) ether
bis(monoacylglycero)phosphate synthetase
bis-
bis-gamma-glutamylcystine reductase
bis in die
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Literary usage of Birthwort

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1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"birthwort FAMILY. Herbs or shrubs, acaulescent, or with erect or twining and leafy stems. Leaves alternate or basal, petioled, mostly cordate or reniform, ..."

2. An Encyclopædia of Trees and Shrubs: Being the Arboretum Et Fruticetum by John Claudius Loudon (1869)
"The Siphon-Ste, or Tube-flowered, birthwort. ,vj .>.••'.';', ..•.'•• . ... Grr.; Pipe Vine, or birthwort, Amer. ; Sifo and Pipa. Ital. ..."

3. Botany of the United States North of Virginia: Comprising Descriptions of by Lewis Caleb Beck (1848)
"birthwort. (From the Greek; in allusion to its supposed medicinal virtues.) Perianth tubular, ventricose at base, dilated at the apex and ligulate. ..."

4. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1871)
"birthwort, ENG Aristolochia bracteata. Ketz. Roxb. and Л. longu, is the long-eared birth wort. BIRTH, second (or twice born). These are terms frequently met ..."

5. The Elements of Botany for Beginners and for Schools by Asa Gray (1887)
"... birthwort FAMILY. Known from all other apetalous orders by the numerous ovules and seeds in a 6-celled ovary, to which the lower part of the lurid calyx ..."

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