Meaning of “forget-me-not” in the English Dictionary


"forget-me-not" in English

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forget-me-notnoun [ C ]

uk /fəˈɡet.mi.nɒt/ us /fɚˈɡet.mi.nɑːt/

Examples from literature

  • From beneath her mantle she drew a little bunch of forget-me-nots, and dropped them in upon the coffin. 
  • No distance or time could rob him of the remembrance of that night at the opera—the scent of white rose—her look as she gave him the forget-me-nots. 
  • Ox-eye daisies, hollyhocks and forget-me-nots clustered about the open windows. 
  • They tell me that the bit of ground over in Belgium called Waterloo bears each spring a crop of rare blue forget-me-nots. 
  • Under his feet was a crush of forget-me-nots and of white and purple violets, their sweet perfume filling his lungs as he breathed. 

(Definition of “forget-me-not” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"forget-me-not" in American English

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forget-me-notnoun [ C ]

us /fərˈɡet·miˌnɑt, fɔr-/

a plant having small blue flowers

(Definition of “forget-me-not” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)