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forget-me-not

[ fer-get-mee-not ]
/ fərˈgɛt miˌnɒt /
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noun

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.
any of several other plants of the genus Myosotis.
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
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forget-me-not

noun

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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