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lotus

Noun

1 native to eastern Asia; widely cultivated for its large pink or white flowers [syn: Indian lotus, sacred lotus, Nelumbo nucifera]
2 annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs [syn: genus Lotus]
3 white Egyptian lotus: water lily of Egypt to southeastern Africa; held sacred by the Egyptians [syn: white lotus, Egyptian water lily, white lily, Nymphaea lotus]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From lotus

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A kind of aquatic plant, genus Nelumbo
  2. A legendary plant eaten by the Lotophagi of the Odyssey that caused drowsiness and euphoria
  3. A number of other plants bearing "lotus" in their scientific or common names
  4. An architectural motif of ancient Egyptian temples

Translations

flower
  • Bosnian: lotos, zvjezdan
  • Chinese: (lián), (liánhuā)
  • Croatian: lotos, zvjezdan
  • Estonian: lootos
  • French: lotus
  • German: Hornklee, Lotos, Lotosblume, Lotus
  • Greek: λωτός
  • Hindi: कमल
  • Hungarian: lótusz
  • Indonesian: bunga seroja
  • Japanese: ロータス, 蓮
  • Latin: lotus
  • Lithuanian: lotosas
  • Malay: teratai
  • Romanian: lotus
  • Russian: лотос
  • Serbian:
    Cyrillic: лотос , звездан
    Roman: lotos , zvezdan
  • Spanish: loto
  • Tamil: தாமரை (tāmarai), கமலம் (kamalam)
  • Telugu: తామరపుష్పం (tāmarapuSpam)
  • Thai: บัวหลวง
  • Vietnamese: Họ Sen

See also

French

Etymology

From lotus

Pronunciation

/lɔ.tys/|lang=fr

Noun

  1. lotus

Latin

Etymology

Participle of lavō

Alternative spellings

Inflection

Noun

  1. The lotus flower

Declension

Romanian

Etymology

From lotus

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. lotus

Declension

Extensive Definition

Lotus may refer to:

Horticulture and botany

Asian culture

Western culture

Corporate and computing

Other usage

  • Lotus, Florida, area in Brevard County, USA
  • S.S.S. Lotus, gaff-rigged schooner
  • Lotus case, a precedent-setting case resulting from a collision between the S.S. Lotus and the S.S. Boz-Kourt
  • Lotus tree of Greek mythology, into which Lotis was transformed, and which was eaten by the Lotophagi of Homer's Odyssey

See also

lotus in Czech: Lotus (rozcestník)
lotus in Danish: Lotus
lotus in German: Lotus
lotus in Spanish: Lotus
lotus in French: Lotus
lotus in Korean: 로터스
lotus in Italian: Lotus
lotus in Dutch: Lotus
lotus in Japanese: ロータス
lotus in Norwegian: Lotus
lotus in Polish: Lotus
lotus in Portuguese: Lótus
lotus in Simple English: Lotus
lotus in Finnish: Lotus
lotus in Swedish: Lotus
lotus in Thai: โลตัส
lotus in Turkish: Lotus
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