birthwort family


noun

the plant family Aristolochiaceae, typified by mostly tropical woody vines and herbaceous plants, having alternate, heart-shaped leaves and flowers lacking true petals but having three petallike sepals, and including the birthwort, Dutchman's-pipe, and wild ginger.

Nearby words

  1. birthroot,
  2. birthstone,
  3. birthstool,
  4. birthweight,
  5. birthwort,
  6. birtwhistle,
  7. birtwistle,
  8. biryani,
  9. bis,
  10. bis-

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