What does lotus mean?

Definitions for lotus
ˈloʊ təslo·tus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lotus, Indian lotus, sacred lotus, Nelumbo nuciferanoun

    native to eastern Asia; widely cultivated for its large pink or white flowers

  2. Lotus, genus Lotusnoun

    annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs

  3. lotus, white lotus, Egyptian water lily, white lily, Nymphaea lotusnoun

    white Egyptian lotus: water lily of Egypt to southeastern Africa; held sacred by the Egyptians


  1. lotusnoun

    A kind of aquatic plant, genus Nelumbo in the family Nelumbonaceae.

  2. lotusnoun

    A water lily, genus Nymphaea, especially those of Egypt or India.

  3. lotusnoun

    A legendary plant eaten by the Lotophagi of the Odyssey that caused drowsiness and euphoria.

  4. lotusnoun

    A number of other plants bearing "lotus" in their scientific or common names.

  5. lotusnoun

    An architectural motif of ancient Egyptian temples.

  6. Etymology: From lotus


  1. Lotus

    Lotus is the 26th single by Japanese band Dir En Grey, released on January 26, 2011 in Japan in a regular and limited edition, the limited copy featuring a bonus DVD. The first B-side, "Obscure", is a re-recording of a track from band's fourth album, Vulgar. The second B-side is a live recording of the song "Reiketsu Nariseba", from the band's seventh album, Uroboros, recorded on July 20, 2010, at Shinkiba Studio Coast. The DVD included in the limited edition features three live songs taken from a concert held by the band on the following day.


  1. lotus

    Lotus, scientifically known as Nelumbo nucifera, is a kind of aquatic plant that belongs to the Nelumbonaceae family. Primarily found in Asia and North Eastern Australia, it is renowned for its large, beautiful pink or white flowers, wide disk-shaped leaves, and edible seeds and roots. It's often symbolic in Asian religions, representing purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration, and rebirth. Additionally, "Lotus" can also refer to other unrelated plants, like the lotus tree in Greek mythology or the genus Lotus in the pea family.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lotusnoun

    a name of several kinds of water lilies; as Nelumbium speciosum, used in religious ceremonies, anciently in Egypt, and to this day in Asia; Nelumbium luteum, the American lotus; and Nymphaea Lotus and N. caerulea, the respectively white-flowered and blue-flowered lotus of modern Egypt, which, with Nelumbium speciosum, are figured on its ancient monuments

  2. Lotusnoun

    the lotus of the lotuseaters, probably a tree found in Northern Africa, Sicily, Portugal, and Spain (Zizyphus Lotus), the fruit of which is mildly sweet. It was fabled by the ancients to make strangers who ate of it forget their native country, or lose all desire to return to it

  3. Lotusnoun

    the lote, or nettle tree. See Lote

  4. Lotusnoun

    a genus (Lotus) of leguminous plants much resembling clover

  5. Lotusnoun

    an ornament much used in Egyptian architecture, generally asserted to have been suggested by the Egyptian water lily

  6. Etymology: [L. lotus, Gr. lwto`s. Cf. Lote.]


  1. Lotus

    Lotus is a 1974 live album by Santana. It was originally released as a triple vinyl LP and has seen CD releases as a double CD as well as triple CD.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lotus

    lō′tus, n. the water-lily of Egypt: a tree in North Africa, whose fruit made strangers forget their home: a genus of leguminous plants—also Lote, Lō′tos.—ns.pl. Lotō′phagi, Lō′tus-eat′ers, a people who ate the fruit of the lotus, among whom Ulysses lived for a time.—ns. Lō′tus-eat′er, an eater of the lotus: one given up to sloth; Lō′tus-land, the country of the lotus-eaters. [Gr.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Lotus

    A plant genus of the family FABACEAE. This genus was formerly known as Tetragonolobus. The common name of lotus is also used for NYMPHAEA and NELUMBO.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lotus in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lotus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of lotus in a Sentence

  1. John Fernandez:

    I got the idea from Lotus.

  2. Jennifer Andresen:

    It bothers me that I can't look at a picture, like a lotus flower, it's like it's crawling on me, like the picture is on me. I get dizzy, I feel nauseated and my head hurts. I have an anxiety attack times a thousand, like I'm jumping out of my skin.

  3. Amit Ray:

    Every day, let our words blossom lotus in some one's heart.

  4. The Hitopadesa:

    If the friendship of the good be interrupted, their minds admit of no long change; as when the stalks of a lotus are broken the filaments within them are more visibly cemented.

  5. Aristotle:

    guess he wasnt a lotus eater-the frowned people of today-the land which time forgot to change-was the guru of alexandar the great-pity the lotus eaters(qoute the time machine)-my tribute to all the fallen ones-the lotus eaters-rest in peace in grave-pity you didnt have machiavellian persons like him to teach-the dear departed ones-let them at least know peace in their grave.

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