Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of water-lilies, forming the tribe Nelumboneæ in the order Nymphæaceæ, known by the broadly obconical receptacle.
  • noun A plant of this genus.

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

  • proper noun (Bot.) A genus of great water lilies. The North American species is Nelumbo lutea, the Asiatic is the sacred lotus, Nelumbo speciosa.

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  • noun Any of the genus Nelumbo of aquatic plants with large, showy flowers resembling water lilies.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun sometimes placed in the family Nymphaeaceae: lotuses

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From the genus name.

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