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.

⇒ From this plant many others of the same order (Hepaticae) have been vaguely called liverworts, esp. those of the tribe Marchantiaceae. See Illust. of Hepatica.

 

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