Definition of Birthwort family
1. Noun. Family of birthworts (including wild ginger).
Generic synonyms: Dicot Family, Magnoliopsid Family
Group relationships: Aristolochiales, Order Aristolochiales
Member holonyms: Aristolochia, Genus Aristolochia, Asarum, Genus Asarum
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Birthwort Family
Literary usage of Birthwort family
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1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"birthwort family. Herbs or shrubs, acaulescent, or with erect or twining and leafy stems. Leaves alternate or basal, petioled, mostly cordate or reniform, ..."
2. The Elements of Botany for Beginners and for Schools by Asa Gray (1887)
"... birthwort family. Known from all other apetalous orders by the numerous ovules and seeds in a 6-celled ovary, to which the lower part of the lurid calyx ..."
3. Scientific and Applied Pharmacognosy: Intended for the Use of Students in by Henry Kraemer (1915)
"E, OR birthwort family. Herbs or mostly twining woody plants with reniform or cordate, palmi-nerved leaves. There are about 200 species, mostly represented ..."