Definition of adonis:
- "A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)", Jacob Bryant.
- "The Function Of The Poet And Other Essays", James Russell Lowell.
As he moved through them, a figure which looked almost as pale as the Adonis of the tapestry and was erect and motionless like the statue of the wounded Love, came before his sight out of the darkness.- "Reviews", Oscar Wilde.