Hepatica meaning

hĭ-pătĭ-kə
Any of several woodland plants of the genus Hepatica of the buttercup family, especially H. americana of eastern North America, having three-lobed leaves and white or lavender flowers. Hepaticas are sometimes classified in the genus Anemone.
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Any of a genus (Hepatica) of small plants of the buttercup family, with three-lobed leaves and white, pink, blue, or purple flowers that bloom in early spring.
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Any of the herbaceous plants in the genus Hepatica of the buttercup family, notably the common hepatica.
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Anemone sect. Hepatica.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Ranunculaceae.
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Origin of hepatica

  • Middle English epatica liverwort from Medieval Latin hēpatica from feminine of Latin hēpaticus of the liver hepatic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary