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

[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.]


(ˌmaɪəˈsəʊtɪs) or


(Plants) any plant of the boraginaceous genus Myosotis. See forget-me-not
[C18: New Latin from Greek muosōtis mouse-ear (referring to its furry leaves), from muos, genitive of mus mouse + -ōt-, stem of ous ear]
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Noun1.myosotis - forget-me-notsMyosotis - forget-me-nots; scorpion grass  
plant genus - a genus of plants
borage family, Boraginaceae, family Boraginaceae - a widely distributed family of plants distinguished by circinate flowers and nutlike fruit
garden forget-me-not, Myosotis sylvatica - small biennial to perennial herb of Europe, northern Africa and western Asia having blue, purple or white flowers
forget-me-not, mouse ear, Myosotis scorpiodes - small perennial herb having bright blue or white flowers