liverwort

noun liv·er·wort \ ˈli-vər-ˌwərt , -ˌwȯrt \

Definition of liverwort

1 : any of a class (Hepaticae) of bryophytic plants characterized by a thalloid gametophyte or sometimes an upright leafy gametophyte that resembles a moss
2 : hepatica

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First Known Use of liverwort

1578


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liverwort

noun liv·er·wort \ ˈli-vər-ˌwərt , -ˌwȯrt \

Definition of liverwort for Students

: a flowerless plant that resembles a moss

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