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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See hepatica.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. liverwort

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as liverwort.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sprïng flower of the genus Anemone, in two species, sometimes regarded as forming a genus Hepatica.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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

Etymologies

liver +‎ leaf (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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).

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 42, April, 1861

  • 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.

    Winter Sunshine

  • 'Here's the liverleaf, and anemone, and bloodroot; and we couldn't find the columbine, but it must be out.

    A Red Wallflower

  • 'It's the _Hepatica_, Miss Esther; folks call it liverleaf.

    A Red Wallflower

  • 'Just some anemones, and liverleaf, and bloodroot, and maple blossoms, papa; but Christopher calls them all sorts of big names.'

    A Red Wallflower

  • Mar. “Not money, it is flowers, buttercups, yellow columbine, liverleaf, devil's ears, and such as I never saw before.”

    Margaret

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    Rational Review

  • Fantastically, the palms las vegas of the vinyl lets him taciturnly, nigerian to levantine healthily to his chlorophyllous liverleaf.

    Rational Review

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