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

  • noun Any of various plants of the genus Myosotis, which includes the forget-me-nots.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

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

  • proper noun (Bot.) A genus of plants. See mouse-ear.

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

  • noun botany A plant of the genus Myosotis, the forget-me-nots.

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

  • noun forget-me-nots; scorpion grass

Etymologies

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

[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.]

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