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Dutchman's-pipe

[ duhch-muhnz-pahyp ]
/ ˈdʌtʃ mənzˈpaɪp /
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noun

a climbing vine, Aristolochia durior, of the birthwort family, having large, heart-shaped leaves and brownish-purple flowers of a curved form suggesting a tobacco pipe.

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Origin of Dutchman's-pipe

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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British Dictionary definitions for Dutchman's-pipe

Dutchman's-pipe

noun

a woody climbing plant, Aristolochia sipho, of the eastern US, cultivated for its greenish-brown mottled flowers, which are shaped like a curved pipe: family Aristolochiaceae
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