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birthwort

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noun birth·wort \-ˌwərt, -ˌwȯrt\

Definition of birthwort

  1. :  any of several herbs or woody vines (genus Aristolochia of the family Aristolochiaceae, the birthwort family) with aromatic roots used in folk medicine to aid childbirth



1551

First Known Use of birthwort

1551


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