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 Nymphæa Lotus and Nymphæa cærulea, the respectively white-flowered and blue-flowered lotus of modern Egypt, which, with Nelumbium speciosum, are figured on its ancient monuments.
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.
An ornament much used in Egyptian architecture, generally asserted to have been suggested by the Egyptian water lily.
a water lily, is the most versatile plant in China. The stem/root is sweet and can be eaten as fruit, sliced and stir fried, or stuffed with glutinous rice in its flue-shaped holes and steamed as dessert. Its leaf is a fine wrapper of food before steaming. When fresh, it is used to give a delicate scent to congee or steamed meat. Its flower is both majestic and fragrant. Its seeds, when young are juicy as fruit, whether eaten raw or boiled with sugar are commonly used in Chinese desserts and pastry fillings. Recipe - Boiled Pork with Lotus Root
IBM Lotus Corporation
Famous for the Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet of the 1980's, and more recently for it's Notes Groupware system. Bought by IBM in 1995.
A provider of wordprocessing, spreadsheet and presentation software.
A seated pose. Sit with your spine straight. Cross both of your legs and place the soles of your feet face up on top of your thighs near your hips.
Folding the legs in a floor-sitting position, like Buddha. The ankles are wrapped together.
(also called: full lotus) -- To sit cross-legged with each foot placed on the opposite thigh.
Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge, Lotus Turbo Challenge 2, and Lotus III: The Ultimate Challenge were pseudo-3 D racing games developed by Magnetic Fields and published by Gremlin Graphics in the early 1990s. The first was released for most popular 8-bit and 16-bit systems, while the latter 2 were 16-bit only. Both were developed for the Amiga and then converted for Atari ST and Sega Mega Drive, and the third also for PC.
"Lotus" was the second single to be released by R.E.M. from the band's eleventh studio album Up.
Lotus is a 1974 live album by Santana. It was originally released as a triple vinyl LP and has seen CD releases as a double CD (track list as below) as well as triple CD (released in Japan in 2006).