Definition of Nymphaea lotus
1. Noun. White Egyptian lotus: water lily of Egypt to southeastern Africa; held sacred by the Egyptians.
Generic synonyms: Water Lily
Group relationships: Genus Nymphaea, Nymphaea
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Literary usage of Nymphaea lotus
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1. Hortus Kewensis; Or, A Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal by William Aiton (1811)
"Nymphaea lotus. Willden. sp. pi. 2. p. 1153. ... Nymphaea lotus. Andrews's reposit. 391. Indian Lotus. • Nat. of the East Indies. ..."
2. The Paradisus Londinensis: Or Coloured Figures of Plants Cultivated in the ...by Richard Anthony Salisbury, William Hooker by Richard Anthony Salisbury, William Hooker (1805)
"Nymphaea lotus, Willd. Sp. PI. v.2.p. 1153. Nymphaea lotus, Sai'ign. in Ann. du Mus. vlp 366. Nymphaea lotus. ..."
3. A Botanical Materia Medica by Jonathan Stokes (1812)
"Ш. Nenuphar album. Geoffr. suite i. 202. 3. NYMPHAEA Lotus. ... NYMPHAEA Lotus. Bry. 12. Jones in as. res* iv. 293. 558. BIXA. Petals 10. ..."
4. The Geography System of Herodotus Examined and Explained, by a Comparison by James Rennell (1830)
"... at all times of the year, abounds with broad green leaves, not wholly different from those of the nymphaea lotus ; yet its flowers are very seldom seen; ..."
5. A Second Series of the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians by John Gardner Wilkinson (1841)
"I must, in conclusion, make this remark on the lotus plant on which he is represented seated, — that it is always the Nymphaea lotus, and in no instance the ..."
6. The Library of Original Sources: Ideas that Have Influenced Civilization, in edited by Oliver Joseph Thatcher (1915)
"... even as long ago as the time of Theophrastus, who has described this circumstance in the Nymphaea lotus, a plant so much resembling our white water-lily ..."