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English noun: adonis

1. adonis (person) any handsome young man

Broader (hypernym)adult male, man

2. Adonis (plant) annual or perennial herbs

Synonymsgenus Adonis

Broader (hypernym)magnoliid dicot genus

Member holonymAdonis annua, pheasant's-eye

Member meronymbuttercup family, crowfoot family, family Ranunculaceae, Ranunculaceae

3. Adonis (person) (Greek mythology) a handsome youth loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone

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

Broader (hypernym)daemon, demigod

Domain categoryGreek mythology

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