myosotis

myosotis

[mahy-uh-soh-tis]
noun
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] .


Origin:
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 or myosote (ˌmaɪəˈsəʊtɪs, ˈmaɪəˌsəʊt)
 
n
See forget-me-not any plant of the boraginaceous genus Myosotis
 
[C18: New Latin from Greek muosōtis mouse-ear (referring to its furry leaves), from muos, genitive of mus mouse + -ōt-, stem of ous ear]
 
myosote or myosote
 
n
 
[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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