adonis

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

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

• (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 name for boys. The meaning is `very handsome man` The name Adonis is most commonly given to American boys. Use for the other sex: Adonia The name sounds like: Adonias, Athens, Athenios
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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 (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 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

Adonis (s; Ἄδωνις), in Greek mythology, is the god of beauty and desire, and is a central figure in various mystery religions. His religion belonged to women: the dying of Adonis was fully developed in the circle of young girls around the poet Sappho from the island of Lesbos, about 600 BC, as revealed in a fragment of Sappho`s surviving p....
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ADONIS

[software] ADONIS is a Business Process Analysis (BPA) tool supporting business process management based on BPMS framework created at the University of Vienna. It is developed by the BOC Information Technologies Consulting GmbH. It allows business process modeling using BPMS notation and BPMN 2.0, process analysis, simulation, evaluation as...
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