Hedwig, Johann, 1730-99, German botanist, b. Transylvania. He was an authority on the lower plants, especially mosses, and was professor at the Univ. of Leipzig from 1786. The moss genus Hedwigia is named for him.
Hedwig or Hedy is a German female given name. The name originates from old German (hadu meaning battle, and wig meaning fight). Hedwig or Hedy may refer to:

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