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ˈbɜrθˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrtbirth·wort

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. birthwort, Aristolochia clematitisnoun

    creeping plant having curving flowers thought to resemble fetuses; native to Europe; naturalized Great Britain and eastern North America


  1. birthwortnoun

    A plant of the genus Aristolochia.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Birthwortnoun

    Aristolochia, Lat. The name of a plant.

    Etymology: from birth and wort;

    The stalks are flexible; the leaves are placed alternately on the branches; the flowers consist of one leaf, are of an anomalous figure, hollowed like a pipe, and shaped like a tongue, generally hooked; the flower cup turns to a membraneous, oval shaped fruit, divided into five cells, and full of flat seeds. The species are,
    1. The round rooted birthwort.
    2. The climbing birthwort.
    3. Spanish birthwort, &c. The first and second are sometimes used in medicine, and are easily propagated by parting their roots. Philip Miller.


  1. birthwort

    Aristolochia (English: ) is a large plant genus with over 500 species that is the type genus of the family Aristolochiaceae. Its members are commonly known as birthwort, pipevine or Dutchman's pipe and are widespread and occur in the most diverse climates. Some species, like A. utriformis and A. westlandii, are threatened with extinction. Isotrema is usually included here, but might be a valid genus. If so, it contains those species with a three-lobed calyx.


  1. birthwort

    Birthwort is a common name for several species of flowering plants in the Aristolochia genus. The name is derived from its traditional use as a remedy during childbirth. They are herbaceous or woody vines and are characterized by their unique pipe-shaped flowers and heart-shaped leaves. It’s also known for its toxicity and has been linked to kidney disease. Some species of birthwort, such as Aristolochia clematitis, are considered invasive species in certain regions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Birthwortnoun

    a genus of herbs and shrubs (Aristolochia), reputed to have medicinal properties

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of birthwort in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of birthwort in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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