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lotus-eater

[loh-tuh s-ee-ter] /ˈloʊ təsˌi tər/
noun
1.
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.
2.
a person who leads a life of dreamy, indolent ease, indifferent to the busy world; daydreamer.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; singular of lotus-eaters, translation of Greek Lōtophágoi, noun use of masculine plural of lōtophágos lotus-eating. See lotus, -phagous
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lotus-eater

noun
1.
(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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