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[159] Lotos; a remarkable tree in Africa. Its fruit was so pleasant to the taste, that they who had once eaten of it could never be prevailed upon to return into their own country, or abandon the climate in which it grew. Hence the word Lotophagus was used for one who had forgotten his native country; and letum gustavit was a proverbial phrase, to signify that a man had been long absent from home.

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