lotus-eater

[ loh-tuhs-ee-ter ]
/ ˈloʊ təsˌi tər /

noun

Classical Mythology. a member of a people whom Odysseus found existing in a state of languorous forgetfulness induced by their eating of the fruit of the legendary lotus; one of the lotophagi.
a person who leads a life of dreamy, indolent ease, indifferent to the busy world; daydreamer.

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Origin of lotus-eater

First recorded in 1660–80; singular of lotus-eaters, translation of Latin Lōtophagī, from Greek Lōtophágoi, noun use of masculine plural adjective lōtophágos “lotus-eating.” See lotus, -phagous

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lotus-eater

noun

Greek myth one of a people encountered by Odysseus in North Africa who lived in indolent forgetfulness, drugged by the fruit of the legendary lotus
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