What does adonis mean?
The definition of adonis
A*do”nis, n.
Etym: [L., gr. Gr.

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