Dutchman's-pipe

noun

Dutch·​man's-pipe ˌdəch-mənz-ˈpīp How to pronounce Dutchman's-pipe (audio)
plural Dutchman's-pipes ˌdəch-mənz-ˈpīps How to pronounce Dutchman's-pipe (audio)
: 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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Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Dutchman's-pipe was in 1845

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“Dutchman's-pipe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dutchman%27s-pipe. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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