[ mahy-uh-soh-tis ]
/ ˌmaɪ əˈsoʊ tɪs /


any plant belonging to the genus Myosotis, of the borage family, having basal leaves and pink or white flowers, as the forget-me-not.
Also my·o·sote [mahy-uh-soht] /ˈmaɪ əˌsoʊt/.

Origin of myosotis

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for myosotis


myosote (ˈmaɪəˌsəʊt)

/ (ˌmaɪəˈsəʊtɪs) /


any plant of the boraginaceous genus MyosotisSee forget-me-not

Word Origin for myosotis

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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