Myosotis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Myosotis forget-me-nots; scorpion grass
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • prop. n Myosotis (Bot) A genus of plants. See Mouse-ear.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n myosotis A genus of dicotyledonous gamopetalous plants of the natural order Boragineæ and the tribe Borageæ, known by the flowers without bracts, their rounded lobes convolute in the bud. More than 40 species are scattered widely over colder regions. They are small plants with alternate leaves, usually weak stems, and racemes of blue, pink, or white flowers. M. palustris is the true forget-me-not, but the name is extended to the whole genus. See forget-me-not, 2, mouse-ear, and scorpion-grass. See also cut under circinate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Myosotis mī-ō-sō′tis a genus of annual or perennial herbs of the borage family, with alternate leaves and simple or branched racemes of bractless blue, pink, or white flowers: a flower of this genus, as the common blue forget-me-not.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL.; Gr. , lit., mouse ear
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. mys, myos, a mouse, ous, ōtos, an ear.

Usage

In literature:

Myosotis, only one or two species here, and those very well marked.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin" by Charles Darwin
Myosotis, in N. America.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
But she did not call her Myosotis.
"Balcony Stories" by Grace E. King
Myosotis make an extremely effective groundwork for spring bulbs, for which purpose =M.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
How beautiful she was the night they parted, with the blue myosotis gleaming through her bright hair!
"Guy Livingstone;" by George A. Lawrence
Use in front of them such shade-loving plants as Lily of the Valley and Myosotis.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
Calyx valvate, the corolla imbricated (in Myosotis convolute) in the bud.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
Her dress was of damask rose leaves looped up with myosotis.
"Goblin Tales of Lancashire" by James Bowker
The dainty blue forget-me-not, or myosotis, is one of the best loved of this class.
"Gardening for Little Girls" by Olive Hyde Foster
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