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Definition 1: (Greek mythology) a handsome youth loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone - [noun denoting person]

Samples where adonis or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • when Adonis died Zeus decreed that he should spend winters in the underworld with Persephone and spend summers with Aphrodite

(adonis is a kind of ...) a person who is part mortal and part god

(adonis belongs to category ...) the mythology of the ancient Greeks

Definition 2: any handsome young man - [noun denoting person]

(adonis is a kind of ...) an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)

"there were two women and six men on the bus"

Definition 3: annual or perennial herbs - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for adonis in the sense of this definition

(adonis is a kind of ...) genus of dicotyledonous flowering plants regarded as among the most primitive of extant angiosperms

(adonis is a member of ...) Eurasian herb cultivated for its deep red flowers with dark centers

(... is a member of adonis) a family of Ranunculaceae

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