blue lotus

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blue lotus (plural blue lotuses)

  1. A lily-like aquatic flower growing in Asia and North Africa, Nymphaea caerulea, revered by the Ancient Egyptians.
  2. Nymphaea nouchali, an aquatic flower native to the Indian subcontinent.
  3. A perennial aquatic flower native to tropical Asia and Queensland, Australia, Nelumbo nucifera, having attractive flowers and sometimes used in food.