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myosotis

[mahy-uh-soh-tis] /ˌmaɪ əˈsoʊ tɪs/
noun
1.
any plant belonging to the genus Myosotis, of the borage family, having basal leaves and pink or white flowers, as the forget-me-not.
Also, myosote
[mahy-uh-soht] /ˈmaɪ əˌsoʊt/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < Neo-Latin, Latin myosōtis < Greek myosōtís the plant mouse-ear, equivalent to myós (genitive of mŷs) mouse + -ōt- (stem of oûs) ear + -is noun suffix
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myosotis

/ˌmaɪəˈsəʊtɪs/
noun
1.
any plant of the boraginaceous genus Myosotis See forget-me-not
Word Origin
C18: New Latin from Greek muosōtis mouse-ear (referring to its furry leaves), from muos, genitive of mus mouse + -ōt-, stem of ous ear
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