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blue lotus

See under Egyptian lotus (def 1).
a water lily, Nymphaea stellata, of India, having pale-blue flowers.

Egyptian lotus

either of two Egyptian water lilies of the genus Nymphaea, as N. caerulea (blue lotus) having light blue flowers, or N. lotus (white lotus) having white flowers. Unabridged
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  • A mark made on the breast or on the hips in the form of a leaf of the blue lotus, is called the "leaf of a blue lotus."

  • In all these quatrains there is nothing but white swallows and blue lotus flowers.

    Letters to an Unknown Prosper Mrime
  • Can anything imitate and reproduce the beauty of the blue lotus, but the pool in which it is reflected?

  • A little fountain of verbena-water played in the middle of a bowl filled with blue lotus.

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  • Other signs which distinguish his images are the blue lotus and the lion on which he sits.

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