from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology A strikingly beautiful youth loved by Aphrodite.
- n. A very handsome young man.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the tribe Ranunculeae — known as pheasant's eye or blood-drops.
- proper n. A beautiful young man loved by Aphrodite.
- proper n. A male given name
- n. A beautiful man.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A youth beloved by Venus for his beauty. He was killed in the chase by a wild boar.
- n. A preëminently beautiful young man; a dandy.
- n. A genus of plants of the family Ranunculaceæ, containing the pheasant's eye (Adonis autumnalis); -- named from Adonis, whose blood was fabled to have stained the flower.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A beau; a dandy; an exquisite: as, he is quite an Adonis. In botany, a genus of European plants belonging to the natural order Ranunculaceæ.
- n. [lowercase] A kind of wig formerly worn.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any handsome young man
- n. annual or perennial herbs
- n. (Greek mythology) a handsome youth loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone
Greek Adōnis, of Phoenician origin; see אd in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From New Latin, from Ancient Greek Ἄδωνις (Adōnis) (Wiktionary)
From Ancient Greek Ἄδωνις (Adōnis). (Wiktionary)