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sacred lotus

Origin of sacred lotus
First recorded in 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • On one arm of the Virgin is the Child, and in the hand of the other arm she carries the sacred lotus.

    The God-Idea of the Ancients Eliza Burt Gamble
  • Their tresses have not been deposited under the shadow of the sacred lotus, as Pliny tells us those of the Vestals were.

    Gryll Grange Thomas Love Peacock
  • The capitals represent the full-blown flowers and the buds of the sacred lotus, or water-lily.

  • Avenues of magnificent trees led up to squares with giant trees enclosing them, terraces, and ponds covered with the sacred lotus.

    Intimate China Mrs. Archibald Little

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