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Noun: adonis  u'dow-nis or u'dó-nis
  1. Any handsome young man
Noun: Adonis  u'dow-nis or u'dó-nis
  1. (Greek mythology) a handsome youth loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone
    "when Adonis died Zeus decreed that he should spend winters in the underworld with Persephone and spend summers with Aphrodite"
     
  2. Annual or perennial herbs
    - genus Adonis

Derived forms: adonises, Adonises

Type of: adult male, daemon, demigod, magnoliid dicot genus, man

Part of: buttercup family, crowfoot family, family Ranunculaceae, Ranunculaceae

Encyclopedia: Adonis, West Virginia