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myosotis

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

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

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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
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myosotis

myosote (ˈmaɪəˌsəʊt)

/ (ˌmaɪəˈsəʊtɪs) /

noun

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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