myosotis

noun
my·​o·​so·​tis

Definition of myosotis

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

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History and Etymology for myosotis

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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myosotis. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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