: a genus (the type of the family Ricciaceae) of floating liverwort resembling duckweed and characterized by a dichotomously branched thallus which may be floating, submerged, or rooted on damp soil

Word History


New Latin, from P.F.Ricci 18th century Italian nobleman + New Latin -ia

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“Riccia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Riccia. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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