Definitions of Venus
  1. noun
    the second nearest planet to the sun; it is peculiar in that its rotation is slow and retrograde (in the opposite sense of the Earth and all other planets except Uranus); it is visible from Earth as an early `morning star' or an `evening star'
    “before it was known that they were the same object the evening star was called Venus and the morning star was called Lucifer”
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    inferior planet
    any of the planets whose orbit lies inside the earth's orbit
    terrestrial planet
    a planet having a compact rocky surface like the Earth's; the four innermost planets in the solar system
  2. noun
    goddess of love; counterpart of Greek Aphrodite
    synonyms: Urania
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    Roman deity
    a deity worshipped by the ancient Romans
  3. noun
    type genus of the family Veneridae: genus of edible clams with thick oval shells
    synonyms: genus Venus
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    mollusk genus
    a genus of mollusks
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