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Adonis - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Adonis' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Adonis [ n.]
- A youth beloved by Venus for his beauty. He was killed in the chase by a wild boar.
- A preeminently beautiful young man; a dandy.
- 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.

Meaning of 'Adonis' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . adonis [ n]
Meaning (1):
- (Greek mythology) a handsome youth loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone
Example in sentence:
  • when Adonis died Zeus decreed that he should spend winters in the underworld with Persephone and spend summers with Aphrodite