Lotus meaning

lōtəs
A representation of any of these plants in ancient, esp. Egyptian, sculpture and architecture.
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Any of a genus (Lotus) of plants of the pea family, with irregular, pinnate leaves and yellow, purple, or white flowers.
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Any of several leguminous plants of the genus Lotus.
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(IBM Lotus, formerly the Lotus Software Group, www.lotus.com) A major software company founded in 1981 by Mitch Kapor. It achieved outstanding success by introducing Lotus 1-2-3, the first spreadsheet for the IBM PC. Over the years, it developed a variety of applications and helped set industry standards.In 1989, Lotus introduced Lotus Notes, the first major groupware product, which continues to be a strong contender in this arena. In 1990, it acquired Samna Corporation, developers of the popular, Windows-based Ami word processors. Lotus was acquired by IBM in 1995 and operates as one of its software brands, along with Rational, Tivoli and WebSphere. See Lotus 1-2-3 and Lotus menu.
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Any of various waterlilies, esp. the white lotus (Nymphaea lotus), once sacred in Egypt, or the pink or white Asian lotus (Nelumbo nucifera), used as a religious symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism.
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A kind of aquatic plant, genus Nelumbo in the family Nelumbonaceae.
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A water lily, genus Nymphaea, especially those of Egypt or India.
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A legendary plant eaten by the Lotophagi of the Odyssey that caused drowsiness and euphoria.
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A number of other plants bearing "lotus" in their scientific or common names.
  • Diospyros lotus.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Fabaceae "” certain trefoils and others.
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Origin of lotus

  • Latin lōtus name of several plants from Greek lōtos

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin lōtus

    From Wiktionary