Adonis

[A*do┬Ěnis]

(Greek mythology) a handsome youth loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone

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A youth beloved by Venus for his beauty. He was killed in the chase by a wild boar.

Noun
(Greek mythology) a handsome youth loved by Aphrodite, the goddess of love

Noun
any handsome young man

Noun
annual or perennial herbs


n.
A youth beloved by Venus for his beauty. He was killed in the chase by a wild boar.

n.
A preeminently beautiful young man; a dandy.

n.
A genus of plants of the family Ranunculaceae, containing the pheasant's eye (Adonis autumnalis); -- named from Adonis, whose blood was fabled to have stained the flower.


Adonis

A*do"nis , n. [L., gr. Gr. .] 1. (Gr. Myth.) A youth beloved by Venus for his beauty. He was killed in the chase by a wild boar. 2. A pre'89minently beautiful young man; a dandy. 3. (Bot.) A genus of plants of the family Ranunculace'91, containing the pheasaut's eye (Adonis autumnalis); -- named from Adonis, whose blood was fabled to have stained the flower.

A youth beloved by Venus for his beauty. He was killed in the chase by a wild boar.

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