Dutchman's-pipe

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

Definition of Dutchman's-pipe 

: a vine (Aristolochia macrophylla synonym A. durior) 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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1845, in the meaning defined above

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