European lotus


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • European lotus a small tree (Diospyros Lotus) of Southern Europe and Asia; also, its rather large bluish black berry, which is called also the date plum.
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In literature:

D. LOTUS, the common Date Plum, is a European species, with purplish flowers, and oblong leaves that are reddish on the under sides.
"Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs" by A. D. Webster

In news:

Read how the Lotus Elise is Coming To America, by European Car Magazine.