A·do·nis || ə'dəʊnɪs n. young person loved by Aphrodite and Persephone who was killed by a wild boar while hunting and is allowed to spend 4 months every year with Aphrodite and 4 months with Persephone and 4 months anywhere he chooses (Greek Mythology); very handsome and attractive young man; type of herb belonging to the buttercup family; type of flower

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