Top 10 Words for Valentine's Day

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Definition:

something that excites; an agent that arouses or is held to arouse sexual desire

Example:

"To me, one of the most successful attributes of an aphrodisiac meal are colors, aromas, tastes and textures that wake up the palate and challenge the mind." – Amy Reiley, quoted by Sarah Kershaw in NYTimes.com, February 9, 2010

About the word:

Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love (who was infatuated with Adonis) gave the Greeks the words 'aphrodisia' (heterosexual pleasure) and 'aphrodisiakos' (a gem with aphrodisiac powers).

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