lotus

noun lo·tus \ ˈlō-təs \

Definition of lotus

plural lotuses also lotus
1 or less commonly lotos play \ˈlō-təs\ :a fruit eaten by the lotus-eaters and considered to cause indolence and dreamy contentment; also :a tree (such as Zizyphus lotus of the buckthorn family) reputed to bear this fruit
2 :any of various water lilies including several represented in ancient Egyptian and Hindu art and religious symbolism
3
[New Latin, from Latin]
a :any of a genus (Lotus) of widely distributed upright herbs or subshrubs of the legume family

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Origin and Etymology of lotus

Latin & Greek; Latin lotus, from Greek lōtos


LOTUS Defined for English Language Learners

lotus

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Definition of lotus for English Language Learners

  • : a type of flowering plant that grows on the surface of water


LOTUS Defined for Kids

lotus

noun lo·tus \ ˈlō-təs \

Definition of lotus for Students

:any of various water lilies


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