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hepatica

[hi-pat-i-kuh] /hɪˈpæt ɪ kə/
noun
1.
any plant belonging to the genus Hepatica, of the buttercup family, having heart-shaped leaves and delicate purplish, pink, or white flowers.
Origin of hepatica
1540-1550
1540-50; < Medieval Latin: liverwort, noun use of feminine of Latin hēpaticus hepatic
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hepatica

/hɪˈpætɪkə/
noun
1.
any ranunculaceous woodland plant of the N temperate genus Hepatica, having three-lobed leaves and white, mauve, or pink flowers
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin: liverwort, from Latin hēpaticus of the liver
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