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Definition of "liverwort" [liv•er•wort]

  • Any of numerous small, green, nonvascular plants of the class Hepaticae within the division Bryophyta. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "liverwort" in a sentence
  • "This is modified by the prevailing high humidity, giving peaty soils and a wide distribution of oceanic plants such as liverwort Frullania teneriffae, by the effect of salt spray even hundreds of meters inland, resulting in Plantago-dominated swards on cliff tops, and by the fertilizing effects of vast numbers of nesting seabirds which create a rich turf."
  • "The night lit up as the neutron bomb detonated, wiping away the rare liverwort and its jungle home."
  • "The liverwort was reported less than ten kilometers from here."