lotus
noun Etymology: Latin & Greek; Latin lotus, from Greek lōtos Date: circa 1541 1. (also lotos) a fruit eaten by the lotus-eaters and considered to cause indolence and dreamy contentment; also a tree (as Zizyphus lotus of the buckthorn family) reputed to bear this fruit 2. any of various water lilies including several represented in ancient Egyptian and Hindu art and religious symbolism 3. [New Latin, from Latin] a. any of a genus (Lotus) of widely distributed upright herbs or subshrubs of the legume family b. sweet clover

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