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myosotis

[ mahy-uh-soh-tis ]

noun

  1. any plant belonging to the genus Myosotis, of the borage family, having basal leaves and pink or white flowers, as the forget-me-not.


myosotis

/ ˌmaɪəˈsəʊtɪs; ˈmaɪəˌsəʊt /

noun

  1. any plant of the boraginaceous genus Myosotis See forget-me-not


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Word History and Origins

Origin of myosotis1

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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Word History and Origins

Origin of myosotis1

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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Example Sentences

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.

See her apple-cheeks, her eyes like blue myosotis, her lips—poppy-petals, and her ivy-like grace!

How beautiful she was the night they parted, with the blue myosotis gleaming through her bright hair!

Calyx valvate, the corolla imbricated (in Myosotis convolute) in the bud.

But when he takes the form of a blond Hercules, with eyes blue as the myosotis, and a mustache—mais une moustache!

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