Lotus

Perfect bright pink water lily in a pond with reflection.

Nelumbo nucifera

Synonyms:
Indian Lotus, Sacred Lotus
Lotus (Wikipedia)

Lotus may refer to:

Lotus (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin lōtus.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈloʊtəs/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈləʊtəs/
  • Rhymes: -əʊtəs

Noun

lotus (plural lotuses or loti)

  1. A kind of aquatic plant, genus Nelumbo in the family Nelumbonaceae.
  2. A water lily, genus Nymphaea, especially those of Egypt or India.
  3. A legendary plant eaten by the Lotophagi of the Odyssey that caused drowsiness and euphoria.
  4. A number of other plants bearing lotus in their scientific or common names (see Derived terms below).
    1. Diospyros lotus, date plum or Caucasian
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