Definition of Marchantia in US English:

Marchantia

noun

Botany
  • (In form Marchantia) a genus of liverworts; (also marchantia) a liverwort of this genus, especially M. polymorpha, one of the most representative liverworts and the one to which the name was first applied.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in New & Complete Dictionary Arts & Science. From post-classical Latin Marchantia from the name of J. Marchant's father Nicolas Marchant (d. 1678), the first botanist to be admitted to membership of the Academy of Sciences of Paris in 1666 + -ia.

Pronunciation

Marchantia

/mɑːˈkantɪə/