Definition of lotos, lotus
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LNS
lōtos, lōtī
(lōtus, lōtī)
lotos, lotus
λωτός
noun (c., 3rd Greek declension)
  1. The name of several plants
  2. The Egyptian water-lily
  3. A tree on the northern coast of Africa, the food of the Lotophagi, the lotustree, edible nettle-tree
  4. A tree of Italy, the Italian persimmon
  5. The date-plum
  6. The fruit of the lotus
Abbreviations
lōtos and lōtus, i, f. (m., Mart. 8, 51, 14), = λωτός. The name of several plants. The Egyptian water-lily, Plin. 13, 17, 32, § 104.

— A tree on the northern coast of Africa, the food of the Lotophagi, the lotustree, edible nettle-tree, contrasted with the former of the same name, Plin. 13, 17, 32, § 101 sqq.; Verg. G. 2, 84; id. Cul. 123.

— A tree of Italy, the Italian persimmon, Plin. 16, 30, 53, § 121; 16, 44, 85, § 235 sq.

— The date-plum (faba Graeca), Plin. 24, 2, 2, § 6.

— Transf. The fruit of the lotus, Prop. 3, 12, 27; Ov. P. 4, 10, 18; Sil. 3, 311.

— A flute (because made of lotus-wood): horrendo lotos adunca sono, Ov. F. 4, 190; Sil. 11, 432.
 
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