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Noun: lotus  low-tus
  1. Aquatic perennial plant native to eastern Asia; widely cultivated for its large pink or white flowers
    - Indian lotus, sacred lotus, Nelumbo nucifera
  2. White Egyptian lotus: water lily of Egypt to southeastern Africa; held sacred by the Egyptians
    - white lotus, Egyptian water lily, white lily, Nymphaea lotus
Noun: Lotus  low-tus
  1. Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs
    - genus Lotus

Derived forms: lotuses

Type of: rosid dicot genus, water lily

Part of: genus Nymphaea, Nymphaea, Papilionoideae, subfamily Papilionoideae

Encyclopedia: Lotus, Kentucky