venerean

adjective
ve·​ne·​re·​an | \ -rēən\

Definition of venerean

1 : of or relating to the ancient goddess Venus or to the planet Venus : venusian the strange venerean landscape
2 obsolete : venereal

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History and Etymology for venerean

Latin venereus venerean (from Vener-, Venus, Roman goddess of love, 2d planet from the sun—from vener-, venus love, sexual desire—+ -eus -eous) + English -an

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