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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

Wiktionary

  1. lotusnoun

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

    Etymology: From lotus

  2. lotusnoun

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

    Etymology: From lotus

  3. lotusnoun

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

    Etymology: From lotus

  4. lotusnoun

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

    Etymology: From lotus

  5. lotusnoun

    An architectural motif of ancient Egyptian temples.

    Etymology: From lotus

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

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

  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

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

  3. Lotusnoun

    the lote, or nettle tree. See Lote

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

  4. Lotusnoun

    a genus (Lotus) of leguminous plants much resembling clover

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

  5. Lotusnoun

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

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

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. Romain Grosjean:

    He goes in the car and when he says' the car is doing this, I like this', Formula One rookies know that he can be a reference point from last year's Lotus which wasn't a bad machine, there's not one thing or one point of data that he brings to the car, it's just a feeling which he brings to the car.

  2. RAMANA PEMMARAJU:

    All great talents are never found in rich exquisite locales with perfect setting that enhance their creative works, but on the contrary are found in the most obnoxious circumstances yet are unaffected by them and create masterpieces at the most unpredictable situations, just like a lotus flower blossoming in a muddy pond!

  3. Amit Ray:

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

  4. Jean Todt:

    Manor are not really an option, after five years at Williams and Lotus...with all due respect to Manor, it makes no sense for Pastor.

  5. Chunlei Guo:

    Our structure sort of mimics, in some way, this natural (arrangement) of the lotus leaf.

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