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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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