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forget-me-not

[ fer-get-mee-not ]

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.


forget-me-not

noun

  1. any temperate low-growing plant of the mainly European boraginaceous genus Myosotis , having clusters of small typically blue flowers Also calledscorpion grass


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Word History and Origins

Origin of forget-me-not1

1525–35; translation of Middle French ne m'oubliez mye
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Example Sentences

Her silk parasol, of the blue of a forget-me-not, rested against her knee, and at her breast was a cream-tinted rose.

The Father kindly looked Him down and said, “Forget-me-not.”

Secure nice specimens of the forget-me-not, and plant in any damp, shaded situation.

When the body was recovered next day, a bunch of forget-me-not was clasped in the rigid hand.

"Then here it is," she said, plucking a posy of forget-me-not.

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