Lotus-eater Lo"tus-eat`er (l[=o]"t[u^]s-[=e]t`[~e]r), Lotos-eater Lo"tos-eat`er (l[=o]"t[o^]s-[=e]t`[~e]r), n. (Class. Myth.) One who ate the fruit or leaf of the lotus, and, as a consequence, gave himself up to indolence and daydreams; one of the Lotophagi. [1913 Webster]

The mild-eyed melancholy Lotos-eaters. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • lotus-eater — [lōt′əsēt΄ər] n. in the Odyssey, one of a people who ate the fruit of the lotus and consequently became indolent, dreamy, and forgetful of duty …   English World dictionary

  • lotus-eater — /loh teuhs ee teuhr/, n. 1. Class. Myth. a member of a people whom Odysseus found existing in a state of languorous forgetfulness induced by their eating of the fruit of the legendary lotus; one of the lotophagi. 2. a person who leads a life of… …   Universalium

  • lotus-eater — noun Date: 1832 1. any of a people in Homer s Odyssey subsisting on the lotus and living in the dreamy indolence it induces 2. an indolent person …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lotus eater — person who lives in pleasure and luxury, lazy and indulgent person; person who lived in an indolent and languorous forgetfulness state from eating the fruit or leaf of the lotus (Classical Mythology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lotus-eater — noun a person given to indulgence in pleasure and luxury. Derivatives lotus eating adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • lotus-eater — lo′tus eat er n. 1) myt a member of a people in Homer s Odyssey who, from eating the fruit of the legendary lotus, lived in a state of languorous forgetfulness 2) a person who leads a life of indolent ease …   From formal English to slang

  • lotus-eater — /ˈloʊtəs itə/ (say lohtuhs eetuh) noun someone who leads a life of dreamy, indolent ease, indifferent to the busy world. {from the Odyssey by Homer describing the Lotophagi who lived somewhere on the north African coast and who ate the leaves of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • lotus-eater — noun someone indifferent to the busy world in the Odyssey Homer tells of lotus eaters who live in dreamy indolence • Syn: ↑stargazer • Derivationally related forms: ↑stargaze (for: ↑stargazer) • Hyper …   Useful english dictionary

  • lotus eater — noun a) One of the Lotophagi (see ). b) Someone with an easy life who does not worry about much …   Wiktionary

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