from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various herbaceous plants of the genus Myosotis, having clusters of small blue flowers.
  • noun Any of several similar or related plants.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The ground-pine, Ajuga Chamœpitys: the earliest use of the word, in the old English herbalists.
  • noun Myosotis palustris, a boraginaceous plant of Europe, growing in damp or wet places, and naturalized in some parts of the United States.
  • noun In Scotland and some parts of England, Veronica Chamœdrys.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A small perennial herb, of the genus Myosotis (Myosotis scorpiodes, Myosotis palustris, Myosotis incespitosa, etc.), bearing a beautiful bright blue or white flowers, and extensively considered the emblem of fidelity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A genus of flowering plants of the genus Myosotis, mostly with a small 5-petalled blue flower.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun small perennial herb having bright blue or white flowers


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Translation of Old French ne m'oubliez mie.]


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word forget-me-not.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.