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Lotus-eaters or Lotophʹagi


in Homeric legend, are a people who ate of the lotus-tree, the effect of which was to make them forget their friends and homes, and to lose all desire of returning to their native land, their only wish being to live in idleness in Lotus-land. (Odyssey, xi.)

A Lotus-eater. One living in ease and luxury. Lord Tennyson has a poem called The Lotus Eaters.

⁂ The drink is made from the Zizyphus Lotus, which grows in Jerbah, an island near Tunis.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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