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forget-me-not

[fer-get-mee-not]
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noun
  1. either of two small Old World plants, Myosotis sylvatica or M. scorpioides, of the borage family, having a light-blue flower commonly regarded as an emblem of constancy and friendship.
  2. any of several other plants of the genus Myosotis.
  3. any of various similar plants, especially of the genus Anchusa or Cynoglossum.
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Origin of forget-me-not

1525–35; translation of Middle French ne m'oubliez mye
Also called scorpion grass for def 1, 2
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British Dictionary definitions for scorpion grass

scorpion grass

noun
  1. another name for forget-me-not
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forget-me-not

noun
  1. any temperate low-growing plant of the mainly European boraginaceous genus Myosotis, having clusters of small typically blue flowersAlso called: scorpion grass
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Word Origin and History for scorpion grass

forget-me-not

n.

the flowering plant Myosotis palustris, 1530s, from Old French ne m'oubliez mye; in 15c. the flower was supposed to ensure that those wearing it should never be forgotten by their lovers. Similar loan-translations took the name into other languages, cf. German Vergißmeinnicht, Swedish forgätmigej, Hungarian nefelejcs, Czech nezabudka.

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