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Definition of Adonis noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



, NAmE//əˈdoʊnəs//
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an extremely attractive young man From the name of the beautiful young man in ancient Greek myths, who was loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone. He was killed by a wild boar but Zeus ordered that he should spend the winter months in the underworld with Persephone and the summer months with Aphrodite.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: Adonis