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any of a genus, Nemophila, of low-growing hairy annual plants, esp N. menziesii, grown for its blue or white flowers: family Hydrophyllaceae
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New Latin, from Greek nemos a grove + philein to love
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genus of annual herbs of the family Boraginaceae. The 11 species, most of which bear blue or white, bell-like blooms, are North American, mostly Pacific coast in origin. Baby blue-eyes (Nemophila menziesii) often blooms conspicuously along the borders of moist woodlands in California.

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