Indian lotus

Indian lotus

noun
a southern Asian lotus, Nelumbo nucifera, of the water lily family, having fragrant pink or rose flowers.
Also called East Indian lotus, Egyptian lotus, sacred lotus.


Origin:
1900–05

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indian lotus

noun
native to eastern Asia; widely cultivated for its large pink or white flowers [syn: lotus
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