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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Aristolochiaceae — over 500 species of shrubs and herbs, many having medicinal properties.

Etymologies

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From Latin

Examples

  • Upon the shady banks of the Madelina there grows a climbing plant which the botanists call Aristolochia, the flowers of which are four feet in circumference, and children amuse themselves with covering their heads with them as hats.

    Peter Parley's Tales About America and Australia

  • The Botanic Garden's restored conservatory – which soars to a height of 80 feet -- contains rare orchids from the Himalayas, medicinal plants such as Aristolochia littoralis from Central America, and blooming cacti from the Mojave Desert.

    Home of the Free Stuff

  • Species include Aristolochia rotunda (Smearwort); Atriplex prostrata (Spear-leaved Orache); and Chenopodium album (White Goosefoot).

    Media

  • Species include Aristolochia rotunda (Smearwort); Atriplex prostrata (Spear-leaved Orache); and Chenopodium album (White Goosefoot).

    Waiter, there's poison in my soup

  • Species include Aristolochia rotunda (Smearwort); Atriplex prostrata (Spear-leaved Orache); and Chenopodium album (White Goosefoot).

    Waiter, there's poison in my soup

  • Species include Aristolochia rotunda (Smearwort); Atriplex prostrata (Spear-leaved Orache); and Chenopodium album (White Goosefoot).

    August 2008

  • The Aristolochia reminds me of a carnivorous plant.

    Kopper King And Friends « Fairegarden

  • It might have been a bitter root, such as Patroclus later used on a similar wound; an ancient commentator suggested Achillea (woundwort) or Aristolochia (birthwort).

    The Trojan War

  • It might have been a bitter root, such as Patroclus later used on a similar wound; an ancient commentator suggested Achillea (woundwort) or Aristolochia (birthwort).

    The Trojan War

  • Aristolochia is an herb that can be grown in various parts of the world, but made its ingress in China, and it's been used for many, many years, probably centuries.

    CNN Transcript Apr 3, 2004

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