Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as lotus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) See lotus.

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  • noun botany Dated form of lotus.

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Examples

  • [44] = Lotos-eaters =: the lotos is a date-like fruit, fabled by Homer in the "Odyssey" to be so delicious and possessed of such marvellous properties that those who once tasted it forgot home and friends and wished only to remain where they might continue to eat it forever.

    The Two Great Retreats of History

  • All these are customs practised by the Egyptians who dwell above the fens: and those who are settled in the fen-land have the same customs for the most part as the other Egyptians, both in other matters and also in that they live each with one wife only, as do the Hellenes; but for economy in respect of food they have invented these things besides: — when the river has become full and the plains have been flooded, there grow in the water great numbers of lilies, which the Egyptians call lotos; these they cut with a sickle and dry in the sun, and then they pound that which grows in the middle of the lotos and which is like the head of a poppy, and they make of it loaves baked with fire.

    The History of Herodotus

  • All these are customs practised by the Egyptians who dwell above the fens: and those who are settled in the fen-land have the same customs for the most part as the other Egyptians, both in other matters and also in that they live each with one wife only, as do the Hellenes; but for economy in respect of food they have invented these things besides: —when the river has become full and the plains have been flooded, there grow in the water great numbers of lilies, which the Egyptians call lotos; these they cut with a sickle and dry in the sun, and then they pound that which grows in the middle of the lotos and which is like the head of a poppy, and they make of it loaves baked with fire.

    An Account of Egypt: Being the Second Book of His Histories Called Euterpe. Paras. 20-39

  • One says these things in a sort of lotos eaters drug haze of meeting someone super good-looking.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • One says these things in a sort of lotos eaters drug haze of meeting someone super good-looking.

    Kevin Killian: What I Saw at the Orono Conference 2008, part 5

  • Wetzel has ahold of something there, specifically when he cites the rarely seen 1920 Lovecraft collaboration "Poetry and the Gods," from which I quote thusly:In thy yearning hast thou divined what no mortal, saving only a few whom the world rejects, remembereth: that the Gods were never dead, but only sleeping the sleep and dreaming the dreams of Gods in lotos-filled Hesperian gardens beyond the golden sunset.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • For poets are the dreams of Gods, and in each and every age someone hath sung unknowingly the message and the promise from the lotos gardens beyond the sunset.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • Another beautiful place -- somewhere in between Playa and Majahual as far as development goes but very beautiful with lotos of places in the area to visit -- mostly undeveloped and bohemian.

    Balamku Inn at Mahahual??

  • The grinning Bea brought down-stairs a pile of soft thick sheets of paper with designs of lotos blossoms, dragons, apes, in cobalt and crimson and gray, and patterns of purple birds flying among sea-green trees in the valleys of Nowhere.

    Main Street

  • This must be the land to which the “timid-eyed” lotos-eaters came.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

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