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LIVERWORT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does liverwort mean? 

LIVERWORT (noun)
  The noun LIVERWORT has 1 sense:

1. any of numerous small green nonvascular plants of the class Hepaticopsida growing in wet places and resembling green seaweeds or leafy mosses

  Familiarity information: LIVERWORT used as a noun is very rare.


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LIVERWORT (noun)


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Meaning:

Any of numerous small green nonvascular plants of the class Hepaticopsida growing in wet places and resembling green seaweeds or leafy mosses

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

hepatic; liverwort

Hypernyms ("liverwort" is a kind of...):

bryophyte; nonvascular plant (any of numerous plants of the division Bryophyta)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "liverwort"):

hornwort (liverworts with slender hornlike capsules)

leafy liverwort; scale moss (mosslike liverwort with tiny scalelike leaves; usually epiphytic)

hepatica; Marchantia polymorpha (a common liverwort)

Holonyms ("liverwort" is a member of...):

class Hepaticae; class Hepaticopsida; Hepaticae; Hepaticopsida (liverworts: comprises orders Anthocerotales; Jungermanniales; Marchantiales; Sphaerocarpales)


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