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Meaning of LIVERWORT

Pronunciation:  'livur`wurt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any of numerous small green nonvascular plants of the class Hepaticopsida growing in wet places and resembling green seaweeds or leafy mosses

LIVERWORT is a 9 letter word that starts with L.


 See Also: bryophyte, class Hepaticae, class Hepaticopsida, hepatica, Hepaticae, Hepaticopsida, hornwort, leafy liverwort, Marchantia polymorpha, nonvascular plant, scale moss



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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}.