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liv·er·wort

 (lĭv′ər-wûrt′, -wôrt′)
n.
Any of numerous small, green, nonvascular plants of the division Marchantiophyta, growing in moist environments and consisting of either a leafy mosslike structure or a flat thallus that is often lobed.

[From its use in treating diseases of the liver.]
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liverwort

(ˈlɪvəˌwɜːt)
n
(Plants) any bryophyte plant of the phylum Hepatophyta, growing in wet places and resembling green seaweeds or leafy mosses. See also scale moss
[late Old English liferwyrt]
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liv•er•wort

(ˈlɪv ərˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt)

n.
any mosslike bryophyte of the class Hepaticae, growing chiefly on damp surfaces.
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liv·er·wort

(lĭv′ər-wûrt′, lĭv′ər-wôrt′)
Any of numerous small, green plants that lack vascular tissue and do not bear seeds. Liverworts usually grow in the tropics in moist soil and on damp rocks and tree trunks. They are related to the mosses.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.liverwort - any of numerous small green nonvascular plants of the class Hepaticopsida growing in wet places and resembling green seaweeds or leafy mossesliverwort - any of numerous small green nonvascular plants of the class Hepaticopsida growing in wet places and resembling green seaweeds or leafy mosses
bryophyte, nonvascular plant - any of numerous plants of the division Bryophyta
hornwort - liverworts with slender hornlike capsules
class Hepaticae, class Hepaticopsida, Hepaticae, Hepaticopsida - liverworts: comprises orders Anthocerotales; Jungermanniales; Marchantiales; Sphaerocarpales
leafy liverwort, scale moss - moss-like liverwort with tiny scalelike leaves; usually epiphytic
Marchantia polymorpha, hepatica - a common liverwort
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Translations

liverwort

[ˈlɪvəˌwɜːt] Nhepática f
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liverwort

n (Bot) → Lebermoos nt; (= hepatica)Leberblümchen nt
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Then I stopped once more, for the crawling multitude of crabs had disappeared, and the red beach, save for its livid green liverworts and lichens, seemed lifeless.
Overall, the wind highways explained the distribution of the moss, liverwort, and lichen species better than proximity did, but ferns showed more-limited wind dispersal.
The other common bryophyte was an unidentified leafy liverwort "lawn" seen at most depths, but particularly on steeper slopes where mosses were patchy.
Abstract: A total of 98 liverwort species (43 genera, 10 families), 54 moss species (33 genera, 17 families) and one species of hornwort have been reported for Cocos Island (5[degrees]32'N, 87[degrees]04'W), Costa Rica.
Grit allows enough light through for those that need it for germination, stops moss and liverwort growing on the surface and keeps the collars of the seedlings dry when they emerge.
(Riellaceae, Marchantiophyta), a new addition to the European liverwort flora.
Spore wall development in the liverwort, Haplomitrium kookeri.
Another is that people called the water 'livered' because it contained many weeds, including one known as liverwort.
- Ed Marshall, Broughty Ferry This is liverwort and it is a sign of poor drainage.
4/10/11 in the lane lies the Passion lies the passionflower lies the grove windflower lies the lady's-smock is near death in the lane is withered the passionflower is withered the liverwort is withered the little white violet is near death is destined for death I walk into and out of the meadows did I pick you up out of the dust ++++++++++ in a trice the cello address this child of rosy dawns like my pleas bills and coos rosy-red my goldfinch Passion paschal pinx.