Definition of American lotus
1. Noun. Water lily of eastern North America having pale yellow blossoms and edible globular nutlike seeds.
Terms within: Water Chinquapin
Generic synonyms: Water Lily
Group relationships: Genus Nelumbo, Nelumbo
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Literary usage of American lotus
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1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Wilhelm Miller, Liberty Hyde Bailey (1901)
"American lotus, or NELUMBO. WATER CHINKAPIN. Lvs. usually raised 2-fi ft. out of shallow water, cupped or depressed in the center over the attachment of the ..."
2. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1917)
"... regia belongs is not a large one, but it contains a number of interesting plants. The American lotus ..."
3. Indiana and Indianans: A History of Aboriginal and Territorial Indiana and by Jacob Piatt Dunn, General William Harrison Kemper (1919)
"This plant is plainly Nelumbium luteum—the American lotus, yellow water-lily, ... American lotus ..."
4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1906)
"The American Naturalist for November contains three long papers: 'Variation in the Number of Seeds of the (American) Lotus,' by Raymond Pearl ; ' The Causes ..."
5. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"New- England to Michigan; south to Florida and Indian Territory. American lotus Lily, Great Water-lily, Water Lotus, Great Yellow Lily, American Nelumbo, ..."
6. Useful Wild Plants of the United States and Canada by Charles Francis Saunders (1920)
"Gulf, the American lotus or Water Chinquapin (Nelumbo lutea, Pers.). It is easily recognized by its huge, round leaves (sometimes two feet across and a ..."
7. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1920)
"This moth larva feeds on a variety of pianti but seems to damage man's interests only when feeding on the American lotus. The larvae frequently destroy ..."