myosotis

noun

my·​o·​so·​tis
1
capitalized : a large genus of herbs (family Boraginaceae) with racemose flowers having a salverform or funnelform corolla, the lobes rounded, and basally attached nutlets see forget-me-not
2
plural -es : any plant of the genus Myosotis

called also myosote

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, mouse ear, from Greek myosōtis, from myos (genitive of mys mouse) + -ōtis (from ōt-, ous ear)

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“Myosotis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myosotis. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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