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

Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 7, May 14, 1870 Various


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