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Lotus may refer to:

in horticulture:

  • Lotus (genus), it includes bird's-foot trefoils and deervetches
  • Nelumbo nucifera, blue or Indian lotus
  • Nelumbo lutea, American lotus
  • Nymphaea, the water-lily genus superficially similar to Nelumbo
  • Nymphaea alba, European white water-lily or white lotus
  • Nymphaea caerulea, Egyptian blue lily or sacred blue lily, also called the blue or sacred lotus
  • Nymphaea lotus, the Egyptian white water-lily or tiger lotus
  • Lotus effect, self-cleaning property of Nelumbo species
  • Saussurea laniceps, snow lotus
  • Ziziphus lotus, thorny shrub that may have been the "lotus tree" of Greek mythology

in culture (Asian):

  • Lotus feet, the practice of Foot binding in pre-modern China
  • Lotus kick, foot sweep in Tai chi chuan
  • Lotus seed, in Chinese medicine
  • Lotus Sutra
  • Lotus, one of the Ashtamangala, or Eight Auspicious Symbols
  • Nelumbo nucifera, the blue lotus, the sacred lotus or the Indian lotus
  • Padma (attribute), the sacred lotus

in corporate and computing:

  • Lotus Software, previously Lotus Development Corporation, software company in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • IBM Lotus Connections, social networking program
  • IBM Lotus Quickr, enterprise-level team collaboration
  • Lotus 1-2-3, spreadsheet program
  • Lotus Cars, British sports and racing car manufacturer
  • Lotus (computer games), a videogame series based on Lotus Cars
  • Lotus Notes, enterprise-level electronic messaging
  • Lotus Sametime, instant messaging program
  • Team Lotus, Formula 1 constructor related to Lotus Cars
  • Tesco Lotus, chain of Thai hypermarket stores

in geography:

in maritime

  • S.S.S. Lotus, gaff-rigged schooner
  • Lotus case, a precedent-setting case resulting from a collision between the S.S. Lotus and the S.S. Boz-Kourt

in other meanings:

  • Lotus tree of Greek mythology, into which Lotis was transformed, and which was eaten by the Lotophagi of Homer's Odyssey
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