Definition of Nymphaea lotus

1. Noun. White Egyptian lotus: water lily of Egypt to southeastern Africa; held sacred by the Egyptians.

Exact synonyms: Egyptian Water Lily, Lotus, White Lily, White Lotus
Generic synonyms: Water Lily
Group relationships: Genus Nymphaea, Nymphaea



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nymphaea Lotus

Nyctimene
Nyctotherus
Nydrazid
Nydri
Nyepi
Nyepis
Nyhan
Nyiha
Nyingma
Nyiragongo
Nyiramba
Nyiregyháza
Nylonkong
Nymphaea alba
Nymphaea caerulea
Nymphaea lotus (current term)
Nymphaea odorata
Nymphaea stellata
Nymphaeaceae
Nymphalidae
Nymphalis
Nymphalis antiopa
Nymphicus
Nymphicus hollandicus
Nynorsk
Nypa
Nyquist frequency
Nyquist rate
Nyssa
Nyssa aquatica

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 ..."

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