lotus-eater

noun
lo·​tus-eat·​er | \ ˈlō-təs-ˌē-tər How to pronounce lotus-eater (audio) \

Definition of lotus-eater

1 : any of a people in Homer's Odyssey subsisting on the lotus and living in the dreamy indolence it induces
2 : an indolent person

First Known Use of lotus-eater

1670, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Lotus-eater.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lotus-eater. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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