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Adonis in classical mythology, a beautiful youth loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone. He was killed by a boar, but Zeus decreed that he should spend the winter of each year in the underworld with Persephone and the summer months with Aphrodite. According to the legend, the rose sprang from the earth where his blood was shed.

In extended usage, an Adonis is an extremely handsome young man.

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Adonis

Adonis In Phoenician and Greek myth, a youth of remarkable beauty, loved by Persephone and Aphrodite. Adonis was gored to death by a boar and, during his afterlife, Zeus decided that Adonis should spend part of the year with Persephone, queen of the underworld, and part with Aphrodite.

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Adonis

A·don·is / əˈdänis/ Greek Mythol. a beautiful youth loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone, who, after his death, shared his affections in four-month intervals. ∎  [as n.] (an Adonis) an extremely handsome young man.

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Adonis

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