forget-me-not

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noun for·get-me-not \ fər-ˈget-mē-ˌnät , fȯr- \

Definition of forget-me-not

:any of a genus (Myosotis) of small herbs of the borage family having usually bright blue or white flowers usually arranged in a curving spike

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First Known Use of forget-me-not

1532


FORGET-ME-NOT Defined for English Language Learners

forget-me-not

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Definition of forget-me-not for English Language Learners

  • : a type of small plant that has bright blue flowers


FORGET-ME-NOT Defined for Kids

forget-me-not

noun for·get-me-not \ fər-ˈget-mē-ˌnät \

Definition of forget-me-not for Students

:a small low plant with usually bright blue or white flowers


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