What does the word hepatica mean?

  • See Liverwort. Liver Remedy.

  • Medicines believed to be capable of affecting the liver.

  • H. triloba- b. Americana, H. triloba-h. Fontana, Marchantia polymorpha-h. Nobilis, H. triloba-h. Stellata, Asperula odorata.

Usage examples for hepatica

  1. Sometimes they have sprays of arbutus in their buttonholes, or bunches of hepatica. – The Wit of a Duck and Other Papers by John Burroughs
  2. When the lovely hepatica, the first flower worthy the name to appear, is still wrapped in her fuzzy furs, the skunk cabbage's dark, incurved horn shelters within its hollow, tiny, malodorous florets. – Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan et al

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