The nettle tree Celtis australis; (in later use also) any tree of this genus. Compare lote-tree and "lotus".
Late 15th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin lōtus and its etymon ancient Greek λωτός lotus.
The burbot, Lota lota.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Randle Cotgrave (fl. 1587–?1630), lexicographer. Originally (i) from French lote, variant of lotte;.