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1Of, connected with, or characteristic of Adonis or an Adonis; Adonean.
rare Prosody. = Adonic. Now rare.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Nathaniel Baxter (fl. 1569–1611), Church of England clergyman and author. From the name of Adonis + -ian.
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