hepatica

hepatica

[hi-pat-i-kuh]
noun
any plant belonging to the genus Hepatica, of the buttercup family, having heart-shaped leaves and delicate purplish, pink, or white flowers.

Origin:
1540–50; < Medieval Latin: liverwort, noun use of feminine of Latin hēpaticus hepatic

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hepatica (hɪˈpætɪkə)
 
n
any ranunculaceous woodland plant of the N temperate genus Hepatica, having three-lobed leaves and white, mauve, or pink flowers
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin: liverwort, from Latin hēpaticus of the liver]

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hepatica

any of about seven species of small herbaceous plants of the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae) that grow in shady wooded areas of the North Temperate Zone

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