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: the garden where according to the account in Genesis Adam and Eve first lived
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: a place of pristine or abundant natural beauty
Edenic adjective

Examples of Eden in a Sentence

The new store is an Eden for book lovers. some of the first Europeans to explore Polynesia thought that they had indeed discovered a tropical Eden

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin, from Hebrew ʽĒdhen

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Eden was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Eden.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Eden. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

Eden

noun
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: the garden where according to the Bible Adam and Eve first lived

Biographical Definition

Eden

biographical name

(Robert) Anthony 1897–1977 Earl of Avon ˈā-vən How to pronounce Eden (audio) English statesman; prime minister (1955–57)

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