noun, plural lo·tus·es.
Origin of lotus
Examples from the Web for lotus
The Lotus and the Storm turns out to be a grand, haunted melodrama with elements of camp, delivered in fragmentary reveries.
I was doing yoga and the lotus position, and I was trying to think of what would represent where I am now in my life.
The lotus flower symbolized rebirth, and the red lotus is the lotus of compassion.
He wants to find one of the plants most elusive to him: the lotus flower, native to Asia.Rodrigo de la Calle Is Spain’s Vegetable Whisperer|Kara Cutruzzula|March 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Measuring 2,500 sq ft, the suite boasts three bedrooms, a fruit garden, an open air shower and its own lotus pond.Camilla Stays At $5,500-a-Night Indian Ayurvedic Resort To Cure Her Sinusitis|Tom Sykes|November 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Here we all unconsciously eat the lotus in some occult fashion, are straightway bewitched and held willing captives.A Truthful Woman in Southern California|Kate Sanborn
On an Egyptian mural painting are seen parties of men snaring ducks among papyrus and lotus plants.Needlework As Art|Marian Alford
I know you will be disappointed when you learn that Lotus Blossom's dear little kitten cannot play with her tail.Our Little Japanese Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
I can never forget the day when I owed my life to your lotus hands.Tales of the Sun|Mrs. Howard Kingscote
The Libyan lotus is a shrub like a bramble, the berries like the myrtle, purple when ripe, and about the size of an olive.The Lusiad|Lus de Cames
British Dictionary definitions for lotus
Word Origin for lotus
Word Origin and History for lotus
1540s, from Latin lotus, from Greek lotos, name used for several plants before it came to mean Egyptian white lotus (a sense attested in English from 1580s); perhaps from a Semitic source (cf. Hebrew lot "myrrh"). The yogic sense is attested from 1848. Lotus-eaters (1812) are from Greek lotophagoi, mentioned in "Odyssey," book IX.