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birthwort

[burth-wurt, -wawrt] /ˈbɜrθˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt/
noun
1.
any of various plants of the genus Aristolochia, especially A. clematitis, an Old World species reputed to facilitate childbirth.
2.
any of various other plants believed to aid childbirth.
3.
Origin of birthwort
1545-1555
1545-55; birth + wort2
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birthwort

/ˈbɜːθˌwɜːt/
noun
1.
any of several climbing plants of the genus Aristolochia, esp A. clematitis of Europe, once believed to ease childbirth: family Aristolochiaceae
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