lotophagi

plural noun, sometimes capitalized
lo·​toph·​a·​gi | \ ləˈtäfəˌjī, lōˈ- \

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History and Etymology for lotophagi

Latin, legendary people who ate the lotus and encouraged travelers who visited them to do the same, from Greek Lōtophagoi, from lōtos lotus + -phagoi (plural of -phagos -phagous)

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“Lotophagi.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lotophagi. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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