Associations to the word «Lotus»

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LOTUS, noun. A kind of aquatic plant, genus Nelumbo in the family Nelumbonaceae.
LOTUS, noun. A water lily, genus Nymphaea, especially those of Egypt or India.
LOTUS, noun. A legendary plant eaten by the Lotophagi of the Odyssey that caused drowsiness and euphoria.
LOTUS, noun. A number of other plants bearing "lotus" in their scientific or common names (see Derived terms below).
LOTUS, noun. Diospyros lotus, date plum or Caucasian persimmon.
LOTUS, noun. Lotus, a genus that includes bird's-foot trefoil and deer vetch, a terrestrial genus with small flowers
LOTUS, noun. Ziziphus lotus, a shrub species with edible fruit
LOTUS, noun. An architectural motif of ancient Egyptian temples.
LOTUS, proper noun. A taxonomic genus within the family Fabaceae   — certain trefoils and others.
LOTUS BIRTH, noun. (uncountable) The practice of not severing a newborn's umbilical cord, but rather allowing it to dry out and separate naturally after a few days.
LOTUS BIRTH, noun. (countable) A birth performed with this practice.
LOTUS BIRTHS, noun. Plural of lotus birth
LOTUS EATER, noun. One of the Lotophagi (see Λωτοφάγος).
LOTUS EATER, noun. (figuratively) Someone with an easy life who does not worry about much.
LOTUS EFFECT, noun. The superhydrophobicity associated with the leaves of the lotus plant
LOTUS NUT, noun. A lotus seed.
LOTUS NUTS, noun. Plural of lotus nut
LOTUS POSITION, noun. A cross-legged sitting posture; a meditative position in Hinduism and Buddhism, also used in yoga and sexual intercourse
LOTUS SEED, noun. Any of the seeds derived from the plants in the genus Nelumbo, particularly the species Nelumbo nucifera, as used in East Asian cuisine, traditional Chinese medicine and Chinese desserts.
LOTUS SEEDS, noun. Plural of lotus seed
LOTUS SUTRA, proper noun. (Hinduism) (Buddhism) Short name for "Sūtra on the White Lotus of the Sublime Dharma Saddharma Puṇḍarīka Sūtra", a popular Sanskrit treatise which forms the basis of many forms of Buddhism.

Dictionary definition

LOTUS, noun. Native to eastern Asia; widely cultivated for its large pink or white flowers.
LOTUS, noun. Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs.
LOTUS, noun. White Egyptian lotus: water lily of Egypt to southeastern Africa; held sacred by the Egyptians.

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