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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. Annual or perennial herbs
    - genus Adonis
     
  2. (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"

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