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Lotus

Lotus

1. (Science: botany) a name of several kinds of water lilies; as Nelumbium speciosum, used in religious ceremonies, anciently in egypt, and to this day in Asia; Nelumbium luteum, the American lotus; and nymphaea lotus and N. Caerulea, the respectively white-flowered and blue-flowered lotus of modern egypt, which, with Nelumbium speciosum, are figured on its ancient monuments. The lotus of the lotuseaters, probably a tree found in northern Africa, Sicily, Portugal, and Spain (Zizyphus lotus), the fruit of which is mildly sweet. It was fabled by the ancients to make strangers who ate of it forget their native country, or lose all desire to return to it.

The lote, or nettle tree. See lote.

a genus (lotus) of leguminous plants much resembling clover.

alternative forms: lotos] European lotus, a small tree (Diospyros lotus) of southern Europe and Asia; also, its rather large bluish black berry, which is called also the date plum.

2. An ornament much used in egyptian architecture, generally asserted to have been suggested by the egyptian water lily.

Origin: L. Lotus, gr. Cf. Lote.


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Hi! I need an urgent response to a question. I know for a hydrophobic effect on the surface of lotus flower(precisely: the surface of the leaf), but me interest how is conducted the transpiration by this flower given the superhydrophobic effect. Thank you! The water repelling ...

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Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:26 am
 
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by Dougalbod
Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:29 pm
 
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Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:13 am
 
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Hydrophyte

... buoyed by water. Many species of hydrophytes (such as the Eurasian milfoil) have divided leaves that have less resistance to flowing water. The lotus, water lily, and cattail are hydrophytes. Compare mesophytexerophyte

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Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:10 pm
 
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The Fiber Disease

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