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liverwort


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Liverwort  \Liv"er*wort`\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  1.  A  ranunculaceous  plant  ({Anemone  Hepatica})  with  pretty 
  white  or  bluish  flowers  and  a  three-lobed  leaf;  --  called 
  also  {squirrel  cups}. 
 
  2.  A  flowerless  plant  ({Marchantia  polymorpha}),  having  an 
  irregularly  lobed,  spreading,  and  forking  frond. 
 
  Note:  From  this  plant  many  others  of  the  same  order 
  ({Hepatic[ae]})  have  been  vaguely  called  liverworts, 
  esp.  those  of  the  tribe  {Marchantiace[ae]}.  See  Illust. 
  of  {Hepatica}. 
 
  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]: 
 
  liverwort 
  n  :  any  of  numerous  small  green  nonvascular  plants  of  the  class 
  Hepaticopsida  growing  in  wet  places  and  resembling  green 
  seaweeds  or  leafy  mosses 




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