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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adonis  \A*do"nis\  ([.a]*d[=o]"n[i^]s),  n.  [L.,  gr  Gr 
  '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  pre["e]minently  beautiful  young  man;  a  dandy. 
 
  3.  (Bot.)  A  genus  of  plants  of  the  family  {Ranunculace[ae]}, 
  containing  the  pheasant's  eye  ({Adonis  autumnalis});  -- 
  named  from  Adonis,  whose  blood  was  fabled  to  have  stained 
  the  flower. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adonis 
  n  1:  any  handsome  young  man 
  2:  annual  or  perennial  herbs  [syn:  {Adonis},  {genus  Adonis}] 
  3:  (classical  mythology)  a  handsome  youth  loved  by  Aphrodite, 
  the  goddess  of  love  [syn:  {Adonis}] 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  ADONIS 
  ADvanced  On-Screen  Information  System,  AdonIS" 
 
 




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