Venusberg

noun
Ve·​nus·​berg | \ˈvē-nəs-ˌbərg \

Definition of Venusberg 

: a mountain in central Germany containing a cavern where in medieval legend Venus held court

First Known Use of Venusberg

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Venusberg

borrowed from German, from Venus venus + Berg "mountain," going back to Old High German berg — more at barrow entry 1

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