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Definition for: ADONIS
- (n.) A youth beloved by Venus for his beauty. He was killed in the chase by a wild boar.
- (n.) A preeminently beautiful young man; a dandy.
- (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.