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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (Greek mythology) a handsome youth loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone; Annual or perennial herbs.

Usage examples (34)
  • She thought her boyfriend was an Adonis.
  • When Adonis died Zeus decreed that he should spend winters in the underworld with Persephone and spend summers with Aphrodite
  • Adonis is used to illustrate the continuous recycling of organic matter then
  • Eric, a Nordic Adonis, is graced by a seemingly endless supply of good fortune. for more
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