squirrel cups
Liverwort Liv"er*wort`, n. (Bot.) 1. A ranunculaceous plant ({Anemone Hepatica}) with pretty white or bluish flowers and a three-lobed leaf; -- called also {squirrel cups}. [1913 Webster]

2. A flowerless plant ({Marchantia polymorpha}), having an irregularly lobed, spreading, and forking frond. [1913 Webster]

Note: From this plant many others of the same order ({Hepatic[ae]}) have been vaguely called liverworts, esp. those of the tribe {Marchantiace[ae]}. See Illust. of {Hepatica}. [1913 Webster]


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