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 for forget-me-not
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forget-me-not \For*get"-me-not`\, n. [Cf. G. vergissmeinnicht.]
     (Bot.)
     A small perennial herb, of the genus Myosotis ({Myosotis
     scorpiodes, Myosotis palustris, Myosotis incespitosa,
     etc.), bearing a beautiful bright blue or white flowers, and
     extensively considered the emblem of fidelity.
  
     Syn: mouse ear, .
          [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]
  
     Note: Formerly the name was given to the Ajuga
           Cham[ae]pitus.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scorpion \Scor"pi*on\, n. [F., fr. L. scorpio, scorpius, Gr. ?,
     perhaps akin to E. sharp.]
     1. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of pulmonate arachnids
        of the order Scorpiones, having a suctorial mouth, large
        claw-bearing palpi, and a caudal sting.
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     Note: Scorpions have a flattened body, and a long, slender
           post-abdomen formed of six movable segments, the last
           of which terminates in a curved venomous sting. The
           venom causes great pain, but is unattended either with
           redness or swelling, except in the axillary or inguinal
           glands, when an extremity is affected. It is seldom if
           ever destructive of life. Scorpions are found widely
           dispersed in the warm climates of both the Old and New
           Worlds.
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     2. (Zool.) The pine or gray lizard ({Sceloporus undulatus).
        [Local, U. S.]
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     3. (Zool.) The scorpene.
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     4. (Script.) A painful scourge.
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              My father hath chastised you with whips, but I will
              chastise you with scorpions.          --1 Kings xii.
                                                    11.
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     5. (Astron.) A sign and constellation. See Scorpio.
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     6. (Antiq.) An ancient military engine for hurling stones and
        other missiles.
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     Book scorpion. (Zool.) See under Book.
  
     False scorpion. (Zool.) See under False, and Book
        scorpion.
  
     Scorpion bug, or Water scorpion (Zool.) See Nepa.
  
     Scorpion fly (Zool.), a neuropterous insect of the genus
        Panorpa. See Panorpid.
  
     Scorpion grass (Bot.), a plant of the genus Myosotis.
        Myosotis palustris is the forget-me-not.
  
     Scorpion senna (Bot.), a yellow-flowered leguminous shrub
        ({Coronilla Emerus) having a slender joined pod, like a
        scorpion's tail. The leaves are said to yield a dye like
        indigo, and to be used sometimes to adulterate senna.
  
     Scorpion shell (Zool.), any shell of the genus Pteroceras.
        See Pteroceras.
  
     Scorpion spiders. (Zool.), any one of the Pedipalpi.
  
     Scorpion's tail (Bot.), any plant of the leguminous genus
        Scorpiurus, herbs with a circinately coiled pod; -- also
        called caterpillar.
  
     Scorpion's thorn (Bot.), a thorny leguminous plant
        ({Genista Scorpius) of Southern Europe.
  
     The Scorpion's Heart (Astron.), the star Antares in the
        constellation Scorpio.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  forget-me-not
      n 1: small perennial herb having bright blue or white flowers
           [syn: forget-me-not, mouse ear, Myosotis scorpiodes]

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