1 (Gr. Myth.)
A youth beloved by Venus for his beauty. He was killed in the chase by a wild boar.
2 A preÃ«minently beautiful young man; a dandy.
A genus of plants of the family RanunculaceÃ¦, containing the pheasaut’s eye (Adonis autumnalis); — named from Adonis, whose blood was fabled to have stained the flower.