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Meaning of LOTUS-EATER

Pronunciation:  'lowtus`eetur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  someone indifferent to the busy world; "in the Odyssey Homer tells of lotus-eaters who live in dreamy indolence"

LOTUS-EATER is a 11 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: stargazer
 See Also: daydreamer, woolgatherer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lo"tus-eat`er\, Lotos-eater \Lo"tos-eat`er\, n.
(Class. Myth.)
One who ate the fruit or leaf of the lotus, and, as a
consequence, gave himself up to indolence and daydreams; one
of the Lotophagi.

      The mild-eyed melancholy Lotos-eaters.   --Tennyson.

Thesaurus Terms
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