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hepatica


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hepatica  \He*pat"i*ca\,  n.;  pl  {Hepatic[ae]}.  [NL.  See 
  {Hepatic}.  So  called  in  allusion  to  the  shape  of  the  lobed 
  leaves  or  fronds.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  A  genus  of  pretty  spring  flowers  closely  related  to 
  Anemone;  squirrel  cup. 
 
  2.  (bot.)  Any  plant,  usually  procumbent  and  mosslike,  of  the 
  cryptogamous  class  Hepatic[ae];  --  called  also  {scale 
  moss}  and  {liverwort}.  See  {Hepatic[ae]},  in  the 
  Supplement. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hepatica 
  n  1:  any  of  several  plants  of  the  genus  Hepatica  having  3-lobed 
  leaves  and  white  or  pinkish  flowers  in  early  spring;  of 
  moist  and  mossy  subalpine  woodland  areas  of  north 
  temperate  regions  [syn:  {liverleaf}] 
  2:  a  common  liverwort  [syn:  {Marchantia  polymorpha}] 




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