Definition of hepatica
: any of a genus (Hepatica) of herbs of the buttercup family with lobed leaves and delicate flowers
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The slope is retained by logs; rocks; steps; and plantings of ornamental grasses and ground covers like ferns, cyclamen, hepaticas and native trillium.
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Origin and Etymology of hepatica
New Latin, from Medieval Latin, liverwort, from Latin, feminine of hepaticus
First Known Use: 1578See Words from the same year
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