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Definition: Zizyphus Lotus
(j[=u]"j[-u]b), n. [F., fr. L. zizyphum, Gr.
zi`zyfon, Per. z[=i]zf[=u]n, zizaf[=u]n, zayzaf[=u]n.]
1. The sweet and edible drupes (fruits) of several
Mediterranean and African species of small trees, of the
, especially the Zizyphus jujuba
, Zizyphus mucronata
, and Zizyphus Lotus
. The last named is thought to have furnished the
lotus of the ancient Libyan Lotophagi, or lotus eaters.
2. A chewy gelatinous lozenge made of or in imitation of, or
flavored with, the jujube fruit.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
, the dried or inspissated jelly of the jujube;
also, a confection made of gum arabic sweetened.
(l[=o]"t[u^]s), n. [L. lotus, Gr. lwto`s. Cf.
(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[ae]a Lotus
, the respectively
white-flowered and blue-flowered lotus of modern
Egypt, which, with Nelumbium speciosum
, are figured
on its ancient monuments.
(b) The lotus of the lotuseaters, probably a tree found in
Northern Africa, Sicily, Portugal, and Spain
), 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
, a small tree (Diospyros Lotus
Southern Europe and Asia; also, its rather large bluish
black berry, which is called also the date plum
2. (Arch.) An ornament much used in Egyptian architecture,
generally asserted to have been suggested by the Egyptian