noun Ado·nis \ə-ˈdä-nəs, -ˈdō-\

Definition of ADONIS

:  a youth loved by Aphrodite who is killed at hunting by a wild boar and restored to Aphrodite from Hades for a part of each year
:  a very handsome young man

Origin of ADONIS

Latin, from Greek Adōnis
First Known Use: 1565


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