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Meaning of LOTUS

Pronunciation:  'lowtus, 'lowtus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  white Egyptian lotus: water lily of Egypt to southeastern Africa; held sacred by the Egyptians
  2. [n]  native to eastern Asia; widely cultivated for its large pink or white flowers
  3. [n]  annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs

LOTUS is a 5 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: Egyptian water lily, genus Lotus, Indian lotus, Nelumbo nucifera, Nymphaea lotus, sacred lotus, white lily, white lotus
 See Also: babies' slippers, bacon and eggs, bird's foot clover, bird's foot trefoil, genus Nymphaea, Lotus corniculatus, Nymphaea, Papilionoideae, rosid dicot genus, subfamily Papilionoideae, water lily



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lo"tus\, n. [L. lotus, Gr. ?. Cf. {Lote}.]
1. (Bot.)
   (a) 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 {Nymph[ae]a Lotus} and {N.
       c[ae]rulea}, the respectively white-flowered and
       blue-flowered lotus of modern Egypt, which, with
       {Nelumbium speciosum}, are figured on its ancient
   (b) 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.
   (c) The lote, or nettle tree. See {Lote}.
   (d) A genus ({Lotus}) of leguminous plants much resembling
       clover. [Written also {lotos}.]

{European lotus}, a small tree ({Diospyros Lotus}) of
   Southern Europe and Asia; also, its rather large bluish
   black berry, which is called also the {date plum}.

2. (Arch.) An ornament much used in Egyptian architecture,
   generally asserted to have been suggested by the Egyptian
   water lily.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a lotus in your dream, represents growth, purity, beauty and expansion of the soul.