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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, bozo [N. Amer, informal], cat [N. Amer, informal], chappie [Brit, informal], daemon, demigod, geezer [Brit, informal], guy [informal], hombre [N. Amer, informal], magnoliid dicot genus, man, sod [Brit, informal]

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

Encyclopedia: Adonis, Neil