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NOUN (2)

1. any of several plants of the genus Hepatica having three-lobed leaves and white or pinkish flowers in early spring; of moist and mossy subalpine woodland areas of north temperate regions;
[syn: hepatica, liverleaf]

2. a common liverwort;
[syn: hepatica, Marchantia polymorpha]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A genus of pretty spring flowers closely related to Anemone; squirrel cup. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

hepatica n 1: any of several plants of the genus Hepatica having three- lobed leaves and white or pinkish flowers in early spring; of moist and mossy subalpine woodland areas of north temperate regions [syn: hepatica, liverleaf] 2: a common liverwort [syn: hepatica, Marchantia polymorpha]