forget-me-not

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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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1532, in the meaning defined above

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forget-me-not

noun

English Language Learners Definition of forget-me-not

: a type of small plant that has bright blue flowers

forget-me-not

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

Kids Definition of forget-me-not

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

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