forget-me-not


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for·get-me-not

(fər-gĕt′mē-nŏt′, fôr-)
n.
1. Any of various herbaceous plants of the genus Myosotis, having clusters of small blue flowers.
2. Any of several similar or related plants.

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

forget-me-not

n
(Plants) any temperate low-growing plant of the mainly European boraginaceous genus Myosotis, having clusters of small typically blue flowers. Also called: scorpion grass

forget′-me-not`



n.
1. any of several Old World plants of the genus Myosotis, of the borage family, having light blue flowers.
2. any similar or related plant.
[1525–35; translation of Middle French ne m'oubliez mye]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forget-me-not - small perennial herb having bright blue or white flowersforget-me-not - small perennial herb having bright blue or white flowers
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Myosotis, Myosotis - forget-me-nots; scorpion grass
Translations

forget-me-not

[fəˈgetmɪnɒt] Nnomeolvides m inv

forget-me-not

n (Bot) → Vergissmeinnicht nt

forget-me-not

[fəˈgɛtmɪˌnɒt] nnontiscordardimé m inv
References in classic literature ?
In the most forlorn and arid and dismal one of all, where the racked and splintered debris was thickest, where the ancient patches of snow lay against the very path, where the winds blew bitterest and the general aspect was mournfulest and dreariest, and furthest from any suggestion of cheer or hope, I found a solitary wee forget-me-not flourishing away, not a droop about it anywhere, but holding its bright blue star up with the prettiest and gallantest air in the world, the only happy spirit, the only smiling thing, in all that grisly desert.
She laughed nervously as she spoke, and watched him with her vague forget-me-not eyes.
It was little Jammes--the girl with the tip-tilted nose, the forget-me-not eyes, the rose-red cheeks and the lily-white neck and shoulders--who gave the explanation in a trembling voice: