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 for Hepatica
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hepatica \He*pat"i*ca\, n.; pl. Hepatic[ae]. [NL. See
     Hepatic. So called in allusion to the shape of the lobed
     leaves or fronds.]
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     1. (Bot.) A genus of pretty spring flowers closely related to
        Anemone; squirrel cup.
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     2. (bot.) Any plant, usually procumbent and mosslike, of the
        cryptogamous class Hepatic[ae]; -- called also scale
        moss and liverwort. See Hepatic[ae], in the
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: any of several plants of the genus Hepatica having three-
           lobed leaves and white or pinkish flowers in early spring;
           of moist and mossy subalpine woodland areas of north
           temperate regions [syn: hepatica, liverleaf]
      2: a common liverwort [syn: hepatica, Marchantia polymorpha]

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