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English Dictionary: LOTOS by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Lotus \Lo"tus\, n. [L. lotus, Gr. [?]. Cf. {Lote}.]
      1. (Bot.)
            (a) 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 {Nymph[91]a Lotus} and {N.
                  c[91]rulea}, the respectively white-flowered and
                  blue-flowered lotus of modern Egypt, which, with
                  {Nelumbium speciosum}, are figured on its ancient
            (b) 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.
            (c) The lote, or nettle tree. See {Lote}.
            (d) A genus ({Lotus}) of leguminous plants much resembling
                  clover. [Written also {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}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Lotos \Lo"tos\, n. [NL.] (Bot.)
      See {Lotus}.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      {Language Of Temporal Ordering Specification}
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