Definitions of birthwort
  1. noun
    creeping plant having curving flowers thought to resemble fetuses; native to Europe; naturalized Great Britain and eastern North America
    synonyms: Aristolochia clematitis
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    Aristolochia durior, Aristolochia macrophylla, Dutchman's-pipe, pipe vine
    hardy deciduous vine having large leaves and flowers with the calyx tube curved like the bowl of a pipe
    Aristolochia serpentaria, Virginia serpentaria, Virginia serpentary, Virginia snakeroot
    birthwort of the eastern United States woodlands
    type of:
    a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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