Origin of forget-me-not
Examples from the Web for forget-me-not
Yet it is not unfrequently sold in pots in the shops as forget-me-not.Nature Near London|Richard Jefferies
Outside is also a garden, full of forget-me-not, daffodil, and other humble flowers.The Argosy|Various
She flung off the forget-me-not wreath and turned to Rosamund.A Modern Tomboy|L. T. Meade
O wheel; my happy lot It is to hide within my heart That name, forget-me-not.The Little Colonel's Hero|Annie Fellows Johnston
She started forward suddenly, stooping to pick a tiny sprig of forget-me-not that gemmed the border.
British Dictionary definitions for forget-me-not
Word Origin and History for forget-me-not
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.