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blue lotus

noun
1.
See under Egyptian lotus (def 1).
2.
a water lily, Nymphaea stellata, of India, having pale-blue flowers.

Egyptian lotus

noun
1.
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.
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