[Colloq. U. S.]
(Lote) n. [L. lotus, Gr. . Cf. Lotus.] (Bot.) A large tree (Celtis australis), found in the south of
Europe. It has a hard wood, and bears a cherrylike fruit. Called also nettle tree. Eng. Cyc.
(Lote), n. [F. lotte.] (Zoöl.) The European burbot.
(Lote) v. i. [AS. lutian.] To lurk; to lie hid. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Loth a., Loth"ly), a. & adv., Lothsome
(Loth"some) a., See Loath, Loathly, etc.
(Lo*tha"ri*o) n. [Name of a character in Rowe's drama, "The Fair Penitent."] A gay seducer of
women; a libertine.
(Lo"tion) n. [L. lotio, fr. lavare, lotum, to wash: cf. F. lotion. See Lave to wash.]
1. A washing, especially of the skin for the purpose of rendering it fair.
2. A liquid preparation for bathing the skin, or an injured or diseased part, either for a medicinal purpose,
or for improving its appearance.
(Lo"to) n. See Lotto.
(||Lo*tong") n. [Malay lutong.] (Zoöl.) An East Indian monkey
(||Lo*toph"a*gi) n. pl. [L., fr. Gr. the lotus + to eat.] (Class. Myth.) A people visited by
Ulysses in his wanderings. They subsisted on the lotus. See Lotus (b), and Lotus- eater.
(Lo"tos) n. [NL.] (Bot.) See Lotus.
(Lot"ter*y) n.; pl. Lotteries [Lot + -ery, as in brewery, bindery.]
1. A scheme for the distribution of prizes by lot or chance; esp., a gaming scheme in which one or more
tickets bearing particular numbers draw prizes, and the rest of the tickets are blanks. Fig.: An affair of
The laws of the United States and of most of the States make lotteries illegal.
2. Allotment; thing allotted. [Obs.] Shak.