American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various plants of the genus Myosotis, such as the forget-me-not.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of dicotyledonous gamopetalous plants of the natural order Boragineæ and the tribe Borageæ, known by the flowers without bracts, their rounded lobes convolute in the bud. More than 40 species are scattered widely over colder regions. They are small plants with alternate leaves, usually weak stems, and racemes of blue, pink, or white flowers. M. palustris is the true forget-me-not, but the name is extended to the whole genus. See
forget-me-not, 2, mouse-ear, and scorpion-grass. See also cut under circinate.
- n. forget-me-nots; scorpion grass
- New Latin Myosōtis, genus name, from Latin myosōtis, mouse-ear, a kind of plant, from Greek muosōtis : muos, genitive of mūs, mouse; see mūs- in Indo-European roots + ous, ōt-, ear; see ous- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Friday, October 17, 2008 at 02: 54 PM un myosotis d'Alaska”
“The other image is of the myosotis…a great story, and I love the pine needles around it.”
“Friday, October 17, 2008 at 02:54 PM un myosotis d'Alaska”
“A lone allium caeruleum amid blue fescue, festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’ and forget me nots,myosotis alpestris.”
“Within certain limits the ground grows greener as one ascends, and we passed upwards among primulas, asters, a large blue myosotis, gentians, potentillas, and great sheets of edelweiss.”
“English flower names which were in use till very recently are being ousted by Greek ones, snap-dragon becoming antirrhinum, forget-me-not becoming myosotis, etc.”
“If this little spring flower can be made more known, it will be sure to be more widely cultivated; for covering the bare parts of lawn shrubberies it would form a pleasing subject, and might be mixed with the scarlet ourisia and the finer sorts of myosotis; these would make an excellent blend, all flowering together, and lasting for a long time, besides being suitable otherwise for such shady positions.”
“An interesting illustration of this is the way in which the English flower names which were in use till very recently are being ousted by Greek ones, snapdragon becoming antirrhinum, forget-me-not becoming myosotis, etc.”
“Forget-me-nots are coming more and more to be called myosotis.”
“_See her apple-cheeks, her eyes like blue myosotis, her lips -- poppy-petals, and her ivy-like grace!”
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