Adonis autumnalis
Adonis A*do"nis ([.a]*d[=o]"n[i^]s), n. [L., gr. Gr. 'A`dwnis.] 1. (Gr. Myth.) A youth beloved by Venus for his beauty. He was killed in the chase by a wild boar. [1913 Webster]

2. A pre["e]minently beautiful young man; a dandy. [1913 Webster]

3. (Bot.) A genus of plants of the family {Ranunculace[ae]}, containing the pheasant's eye ({Adonis autumnalis}); -- named from Adonis, whose blood was fabled to have stained the flower. [1913 Webster]


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  • Adonis autumnalis — Pheasant Pheas ant, n. [OE. fesant, fesaunt, OF. faisant, faisan, F. faisan, L. phasianus, Gr. ? (sc. ?) the Phasian bird, pheasant, fr. ? a river in Colchis or Pontus.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of large gallinaceous birds of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Adonis autumnalis L. — Symbol ADAN Synonym Symbol ADAU Botanical Family Ranunculaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Adonis (género) — Adonis aethiopica Adonis amurensis Adonis annua Adonis apennina Adonis atrorubens Adonis autumnalis Adonis barthei Adonis bienertii Adonis bobroviana Adonis brevistyla Adonis capensis Adonis chaerophylla Adonis chrysocyathus Adonis coerulea… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Adonis — A*do nis ([.a]*d[=o] n[i^]s), n. [L., gr. Gr. A dwnis.] 1. (Gr. Myth.) A youth beloved by Venus for his beauty. He was killed in the chase by a wild boar. [1913 Webster] 2. A pre[ e]minently beautiful young man; a dandy. [1913 Webster] 3. (Bot.)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Adonis annua —   Gota de sangre Adonis annua L …   Wikipedia Español

  • Adonis (género) —   Adonis …   Wikipedia Español

  • Adonis annua — Taxobox name = Blooddrops image width = 240px image caption = regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Ranunculales familia = Ranunculaceae genus = Adonis species = A. annua binomial = Adonis annua binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • Adōnis [1] — Adōnis L. (Adonisröschen, Teufelsauge), Gattung der Ranunkulazeen, benannt nach Adonis, aus dessen Blutstropfen die Pflanze erwuchs, ein oder mehrjährige Kräuter der nördlichen gemäßigten Zone der Alten Welt, mit fiederteiligen Blättern, einzeln… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Adonis annua — subsp. autumnalis La gota de sangre (Adonis annua), también llamada ojo de perdiz, es una planta anual herbácea de la familia de las ranunculáceas, utilizada en jardinería por su vistosa flor de color rojo …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Adonis [3] — Adonis, 1) (A. L.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Ranunculaceae Anemoneae, Polyandrie Polygynie L.; Arten: A. vernalis, in Deutschland auch in Gärten cultivirt, mit großer gelber Blume, faseriger, schwarzer, statt der schwarzen Nieswurz… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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