- any plant belonging to the genus Myosotis, of the borage family, having basal leaves and pink or white flowers, as the forget-me-not.
Also my·o·sote [mahy-uh-soht] /ˈmaɪ əˌsoʊt/.
Origin of myosotis
1700–10; < New Latin, Latin myosōtis < Greek myosōtís the plant mouse-ear, equivalent to myós (genitive of mŷs) mouse + -ōt- (stem of oûs) ear + -is noun suffix
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Examples from the Web for myosotis
The plant Mouse-ear (Myosotis Arvensis) is called mouse-lug.Records of Woodhall Spa and Neighbourhood
J. Conway Walter
I told him a poem and I did sing him a song of fleurs de tante, of myosotis et anemone et romarin et iris et claire.The Story of Opal
Myosotis, only one or two species here, and those very well marked.More Letters of Charles Darwin
A bouquet of myosotis, which perhaps had heard the latter portion of our conversation, then took Ds arm and walked on with him.
And who is the lady, asked the bouquet of myosotis, who is so very shy as to be made the subject of a bet?
- any plant of the boraginaceous genus MyosotisSee 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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