Adonis

Adonis is slang for an attractive man.
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Adonis

[1874] The Adonis was a wooden brigantine that was built at Jervis Bay, New South Wales, in 1874. She was wrecked on 22 December 1889, approximately {convert|15|mi|km} south of Crowdy Head, when she sprang a leak whilst carrying coal between Wollongong and the Richmond River. ...
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Adonis

[musical] Adonis is an 1884 burlesque musical produced by Edward E. Rice who also composed the music along with John Eller. The book was written by William Gill. After playing at Hooley`s Opera House in Chicago in the summer of 1884, it debuted at the Bijou Theatre in New York on September 4, 1884. It there had a run of 603 consecutive perf
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Adonis

Adonis is slang for an attractive man.
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Adonis

(Flower Of Adonis, Pheasant's Eye) These hardy perennials and annuals belong to the Buttercup family Ranunculaceae. There is a legend that this plant grew up from the blood of Adonis when he was wounded by a wild animal. These plants, also known as Pheasant's Eye or Flower of Adonis, grow from 6 inches to a foot high, and the same wide. They fo
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Adonis

in Greek mythology, a beautiful mortal born from a tree; Adonis' mother, Smyrna, tricked her father into an incestuous relationship; her father found out about the deception and pursued his daughter wielding a sword; when she knew she would be overtaken and killed, Smyrna prayed to the gods to make her invisible; the gods responded by turning her i
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Adonis

[n] - annual or perennial herbs 2. [n] - any handsome young man 3. [n] - (Greek mythology) a handsome youth loved by Aphrodite, the goddess of love
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Adonis

In Greek mythology, a beautiful youth loved by the goddess Aphrodite. He was killed while boar-hunting but was allowed to return from the underworld for a period every year to rejoin her. The...
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Adonis

A·do'nis (ȧ*dō'nĭs) noun [ Latin , gr. Greek 'A`dwnis .] 1. (Gr. Myth.) A youth beloved by Venus for his beauty. He was killed in the chase by a wild boar. 2. A preëminently beautiful young man; a dandy. 3. (Botany) A genus
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adonis

1. A youth beloved by Venus for his beauty. He was killed in the chase by a wild boar. ... 2. A preeminently beautiful young man; a dandy. ... 3. <botany> A genus of plants of the family Ranunculaceae, containing the pheasaut's eye (Adonis autumnalis); named from Adonis, whose blood was fabled to have stained the flower. ... Origin: L, gr. Gr
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Adonis

genus Adonis noun annual or perennial herbs
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Adonis

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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Adonis

• (n.) A youth beloved by Venus for his beauty. He was killed in the chase by a wild boar. • (n.) A genus of plants of the family Ranunculaceae, containing the pheasant`s eye (Adonis autumnalis); -- named from Adonis, whose blood was fabled to have stained the flower. • (n.) A preeminently beautiful young man; a dandy.Adonis: words i
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Adonis

in Greek mythology, a youth of remarkable beauty, the favourite of the goddess Aphrodite (identified with Venus by the Romans). Traditionally, he ... [2 related articles]
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Adonis

Lebanese poet and literary critic who was a leader of the modernist movement in Arabic poetry in the second half of the 20th century.[3 related articles]
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Adonis

Adonis is a Greek boy name. The meaning of the name is `Handsome Man Loved by Aphrodite` Where is it used? The name Adonis is mainly used In Greek Mythology.For the opposite sex use: In Other languages: Adonia (F) Adonis appears In 2007`s top-1000 name list at rank 763.. 1995 was a `top year` for the name Adonis. (Based on 128 years of name hist
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adonis

  1. any handsome young man
  2. annual or perennial herbs
  3. (Greek mythology) a handsome youth loved by Aphrodite, the goddess of love

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Adonis

Adonis or Adunis,pen name of Ali Ahmad Said, 1930–, Syrian poet and essayist, generally considered the Arab world's greatest living poet. He began writing poetry in the 1950s. After being jailed (1955) for antigovernment activities, he moved (1956) to Beirut, where he cofounded (1957) the jour...
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Adonis

Adonis (udō'nis, udon'is) , in Greek mythology, beautiful youth beloved by Aphrodite and Persephone. He was born of the incestuous union of Myrrha (or Smyrna) and Cinyras, king of Cyprus. Aphrodite left Adonis in the care of Persephone, who raised him and made him her lover. Aphrodite ...
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Adonis

Adonis (pheasant's eye) is a genus of ranunculaceous plants. They are found throughout Europe, Asia and America and are highly poisonous.
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Adonis

Adonis was a Phoenician god symbolising vegetation scorched by the heat of the sun, adopted by Greek mythology as a mortal favourite of Aphrodite. According to Greek mythology, Adonis was a son of Myrrha who had been changed into a myrtle tree by the gods. When Adonis was born, Aphrodite hid him in a chest which she gave to Persephone for safe keep
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Adonis

Adonis is a cultivated variety of potato.
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adonis

Type: Term Pronunciation: ă-don′is Definitions: 1. Medicinal herb obtained from Adonis vernalis (family Ranunculaceae), grown in eastern Europe and used there in the treatment of congestive heart failure. Contains strophanthidin and related cardiotonic glycosides. Synonyms: false hellebore
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Adonis

(mythology) In Greek mythology, a beautiful youth loved by the goddess Aphrodite. He was killed while boar-hunting but was allowed to return from the underworld for a period every year to rejoin her. The ane mone sprang from his blood. Worshipped as a god of vegetation, he was known as Tamm...
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Adonis

[musician] Adonis (born Adonis Smith; January 4, 1963) is an American acid house pioneer who made his name with the classic 1986 tracks `No Way Back` and `We`re Rockin Down The House`. ==Musical career== Adonis recorded many innovative and influential dance tracks. Born and raised on the West Side of Chicago, Adonis was introduced to music
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