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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A beautiful youth beloved by Aphrodité (Venus), but mortally wounded by a boar and changed by her into a flower the colour of his blood, by sprinkling nectar on his body.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Ado`nis'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/a/adonis.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.