myosotis

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English[edit]

Myosotis flowers

Etymology[edit]

From Latin myosōtis (plant with leaves like a mouse's ears), from Koine Ancient Greek μυοσωτίς (muosōtís), from genitive form of Ancient Greek μῦς (mûs, mouse) + nominative plural form of οὖς (oûs, ear).

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myosotis

  1. Any plant of the genus Myosotis, the forget-me-nots.
    • 1919, Ronald Firbank, Valmouth, Duckworth, hardback edition, page 87:
      Cut all the myosotis there is.
    • 1956, Delano Ames, chapter 13, Crime out of Mind[1]:
      How would he, then, describe Tilly's manner and appearance at breakfast ? Peregrine shrugged and said it was much as usual; she was gay and very pretty in her dirndl skirt and blue and yellow silk apron embroidered with myosotis.

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin myosotis, from Ancient Greek μυοσωτίς (muosōtís, mouse's ear; forget-me-not). It is so named because the shape of the petals resembles that of a mouse's ear.

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myosotis m (plural myosotis)

  1. forget-me-not

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