Dutchman's-pipe


Dutchman's–pipe

noun \-ˈpīp\
plural Dutchman's–pipes \-ˈpīps\

Definition of DUTCHMAN'S-PIPE

:  a vine (Aristolochia durior syn. A. macrophylla) of the birthwort family with large leaves and early summer flowers having the tube of the calyx curved like the bowl of a pipe

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First Known Use of DUTCHMAN'S-PIPE

1845

Dutchman's-pipe

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Dutchman's-pipe (Aristolochia durior).—A.J. Huxley

Climbing vine (Aristolochia durior), also called pipe vine, of the birthwort family (Aristolochiaceae), native to central and eastern North America. It bears heart-shaped or kidney-shaped leaves and yellowish-brown or purplish-brown tubular flowers resembling a curved pipe. Exhibiting rapid growth, Dutchman's-pipe is often planted as a screen or an ornamental on porches and arbors.

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