any right or privilege to which a person is entitled by birth:
Democracy maintains that freedom is a birthright.
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privileges or possessions that a person has or is believed to be entitled to as soon as he is born
the privileges or possessions of a first-born son
Also called birthwort, purple trillium. a trillium, Trillium erectum, the roots of which were formerly used in medicine as an astringent. any of certain other species of trillium. Historical Examples The Elements of Botany Asa Gray noun any of several North American plants of the genus Trillium, esp T. erectum, whose tuber-like roots were formerly […]
a precious or semiprecious stone traditionally associated with a particular month or sign of the zodiac and believed to attract good fortune. Historical Examples Birds and Nature Vol. 11 No. 4 [April 1902] Various The Secret of Casa Grande Helen Randolph noun a precious or semiprecious stone associated with a month or sign of the […]
a specially shaped seat formerly used in childbirth.
an emotional shock caused by being born.