Myosotis scorpiodes
Forget-me-not For*get"-me-not`, n. [Cf. G. vergissmeinnicht.] (Bot.) A small perennial herb, of the genus {Myosotis} ({Myosotis scorpiodes}, {Myosotis palustris}, {Myosotis incespitosa}, etc.), bearing a beautiful bright blue or white flowers, and extensively considered the emblem of fidelity.

Syn: mouse ear, . [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

Note: Formerly the name was given to the {Ajuga Cham[ae]pitus}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Myosotis scorpiodes — noun small perennial herb having bright blue or white flowers • Syn: ↑forget me not, ↑mouse ear • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑Myosotis, ↑genus Myosotis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Myosotis incespitosa — Forget me not For*get me not , n. [Cf. G. vergissmeinnicht.] (Bot.) A small perennial herb, of the genus {Myosotis} ({Myosotis scorpiodes}, {Myosotis palustris}, {Myosotis incespitosa}, etc.), bearing a beautiful bright blue or white flowers, and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Myosotis palustris — Forget me not For*get me not , n. [Cf. G. vergissmeinnicht.] (Bot.) A small perennial herb, of the genus {Myosotis} ({Myosotis scorpiodes}, {Myosotis palustris}, {Myosotis incespitosa}, etc.), bearing a beautiful bright blue or white flowers, and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • genus Myosotis — noun forget me nots; scorpion grass • Syn: ↑Myosotis • Hypernyms: ↑plant genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Boraginaceae, ↑family Boraginaceae, ↑borage family …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ajuga Chamaepitus — Forget me not For*get me not , n. [Cf. G. vergissmeinnicht.] (Bot.) A small perennial herb, of the genus {Myosotis} ({Myosotis scorpiodes}, {Myosotis palustris}, {Myosotis incespitosa}, etc.), bearing a beautiful bright blue or white flowers, and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Forget-me-not — For*get me not , n. [Cf. G. vergissmeinnicht.] (Bot.) A small perennial herb, of the genus {Myosotis} ({Myosotis scorpiodes}, {Myosotis palustris}, {Myosotis incespitosa}, etc.), bearing a beautiful bright blue or white flowers, and extensively… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forget-me-not — noun small perennial herb having bright blue or white flowers • Syn: ↑mouse ear, ↑Myosotis scorpiodes • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑Myosotis, ↑genus Myoso …   Useful english dictionary

  • mouse ear — noun 1. any of various plants related to the common chickweed • Syn: ↑mouse ear chickweed, ↑mouse eared chickweed, ↑clammy chickweed, ↑chickweed • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • herbaceous plant — noun a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests • Syn: ↑herb • Derivationally related forms: ↑herbal (for: ↑herb) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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