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Meaning of lotus-eater

lo•tus-eat•er

Pronunciation: (lō'tus-ē"tur), [key]
— n.
  1. a member of a people whom Odysseus found existing in a state of languorous forgetfulness induced by their eating of the fruit of the legendary lotus; one of the lotophagi.
  2. a person who leads a life of dreamy, indolent ease, indifferent to the busy world; daydreamer.
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