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Word of the Day 03/18/17 Lotus-Eater

Lotus-Eater (noun)
lotus-eater [loh-tuh s-ee-ter]


noun
1. Classical Mythology. 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.


Origin: 1825-35; singular of lotus-eaters, translation of Greek Lōtophágoi, noun use of masculine plural of lōtophágos lotus-eating. See lotus, -phagous

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