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Adonis


ADO'NIS, noun In mythology, the favorite of Venus, said to be the son of Cinyras, king of Cyprus. He was fond of hunting, and received a mortal wound from the tusk of a wild boar. Venus lamented his death, and changed him into the flower, anemony.

ADO'NIS, in botany, bird's eye or pheasant's eye.