American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See hepatica.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sprïng flower of the genus Anemone, in two species, sometimes regarded as forming a genus Hepatica. The leaves are all from the root, heart-shaped and three-lobed. The delicate flowers are single on hairy scapes, colored blue, pink, or white. The round-lobed or kidney liverleaf is A. Hepatica (Hepatica triloba.) (See cut under
Hepatica.) The sharp-lobed or heart liverleaf is A. acutiloba.
- n. liverwort
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) Same as liverwort.
- n. 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
- liver + leaf (Wiktionary)
“The two which, throughout the Northern Atlantic States, divide this interest are the _Epigaea repens_ (May-flower, ground-laurel, or trailing-arbutus) and the _Hepatica triloba_ (liverleaf, liverwort, or blue anemone).”
“In the woods the liverleaf and arbutus had just opened doubtingly; and in the little pools great masses of frogs 'spawn, with a milky tinge, were deposited.”
“Here's the liverleaf, and anemone, and bloodroot; and we couldn't find the columbine, but it must be out.”
“It's the _Hepatica_, Miss Esther; folks call it liverleaf.”
“Just some anemones, and liverleaf, and bloodroot, and maple blossoms, papa; but Christopher calls them all sorts of big names.”
“Mar. “Not money, it is flowers, buttercups, yellow columbine, liverleaf, devil's ears, and such as I never saw before.””
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