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lo·tus

 (lō′təs)
n.
1.
a. Either of two aquatic plants, Nelumbo nucifera of Asia and Australia with pink flowers, or N. lutea of eastern North America with pale yellow flowers, or their cultivated varieties, having large round leaves, fragrant many-petaled flowers, a round perforated seedpod, and fleshy rhizomes.
b. The edible seed, leaf, or rhizome of either of these plants.
c. Any of several water lilies, especially Nymphaea caerula or N. lotus.
d. An artistic representation of the flower or bud of any of various lotuses or similar plants.
2. Any of several leguminous plants of the genus Lotus.
3. Greek Mythology
a. A small Mediterranean tree or shrub whose fruit was eaten by the lotus-eaters.
b. The fruit of this plant.

[Latin lōtus, name of several plants, from Greek lōtos.]
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lotus

(ˈləʊtəs)
n
1. (Plants) (in Greek mythology) a fruit that induces forgetfulness and a dreamy languor in those who eat it
2. (Plants) the plant bearing this fruit, thought to be the jujube, the date, or any of various other plants
3. (Plants) any of several water lilies of tropical Africa and Asia, esp the white lotus (Nymphaea lotus), which was regarded as sacred in ancient Egypt
4. (Plants) a similar plant, Nelumbo nucifera, which is the sacred lotus of India, China, and Tibet and also sacred in Egypt: family Nelumbonaceae
5. (Plants) a representation of such a plant, common in Hindu, Buddhist, and ancient Egyptian carving and decorative art
6. (Plants) any leguminous plant of the genus Lotus, of the Old World and North America, having yellow, pink, or white pealike flowers
Also called (rare): lotos
[C16: via Latin from Greek lōtos, from Semitic; related to Hebrew lōt myrrh]
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lo•tus

(ˈloʊ təs)

n., pl. -tus•es.
1. a plant believed to be a jujube or elm and referred to in Greek legend as yielding a fruit that induced a state of dreamy and contented forgetfulness in those who ate it.
2. the fruit of this plant.
3. any aquatic plant of the genus Nelumbo, of the water lily family, having shieldlike leaves and showy, solitary flowers usu. projecting above the water.
4. any of several water lilies of the genus Nymphaea.
5. a decorative motif derived from such a plant and used widely in ancient art.
6. any shrubby plant of the genus Lotus, of the legume family, having red, pink, yellow, or white flowers.
[1530–40; < Latin lōtus < Greek lōtós]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lotus - native to eastern Asialotus - native to eastern Asia; widely cultivated for its large pink or white flowers
water lily - an aquatic plant of the family Nymphaeaceae
2.Lotus - annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Papilionoideae, subfamily Papilionoideae - alternative name used in some classification systems for the family Papilionaceae
babies' slippers, bacon and eggs, bird's foot clover, Lotus corniculatus, bird's foot trefoil - European forage plant having claw-shaped pods introduced in America
3.lotus - white Egyptian lotus: water lily of Egypt to southeastern Africalotus - white Egyptian lotus: water lily of Egypt to southeastern Africa; held sacred by the Egyptians
water lily - an aquatic plant of the family Nymphaeaceae
genus Nymphaea, Nymphaea - the type genus of the family Nymphaeaceae; any of a variety of water lilies
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Translations
اللوطُس: زَهْرَة عَرائِس النّبيل
lotus
lotus
lootos
कमल
lotoszvjezdan
lótusz
lótusblóm
ロータス
lotus
lotosas
lotoss
lotus
lotus
บัวหลวง
nilüfer
Họ Sen

lotus

[ˈləʊtəs]
A. Nloto m
B. CPD lotus position Npostura f del loto
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lotus

[ˈləʊtəs] nlotus mlotus position nposition f du lotus
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lotus

nLotos m
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lotus

[ˈləʊtəs] nloto
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lotus

(ˈləutəs) noun
a type of waterlily found in Egypt and India.
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