A·don·is (ə-dŏnĭs, ə-dōnĭs)
1. Greek Mythology A strikingly beautiful youth loved by Aphrodite, who transformed the drops of his blood into anemones after he was killed by a boar.
2. often adonis A handsome young man.
[Greek Adōnis, of Phoenician origin; see ʾd in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
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