Definitions of Adonis
  1. noun
    (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”
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    type of:
    daemon, demigod
    a person who is part mortal and part god
  2. noun
    annual or perennial herbs
    synonyms: genus Adonis
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    type of:
    magnoliid dicot genus
    genus of dicotyledonous flowering plants regarded as among the most primitive of extant angiosperms
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