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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.
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birthwort family

noun
family of birthworts (including wild ginger) [syn: Aristolochiaceae
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