Eden

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noun \ˈē-dən\

Definition of Eden

  1. 1 :  paradise 2

  2. 2 :  the garden where according to the account in Genesis Adam and Eve first lived

  3. 3 :  a place of pristine or abundant natural beauty

Edenic

play \i-ˈde-nik, ē-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of eden

Late Latin, from Hebrew ʽĒdhen


First Known Use: before 12th century


Eden

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biographical name \ˈē-dən\

Definition of Eden

  1. (Robert) Anthony 1897–1977 Earl of Avonplay \ˈā-vən\ English statesman; prime minister (1955–57)





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