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 Adonis of 50.Adonis Garden, 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Adonis Flower (The),
according to Bion, is the rose; Pliny (i. 23) says it is the anemone; others say it is the field poppy, certainly the prince of weeds; but what we now generally mean by the Adnis flower is pheasant’s eye, called in French goute-de-sang, because in fable it sprang from the blood of the gored hunter.   1
        “Aiotamualpharhoodeltaonutauiotakappatauεiota, taualphadeltaε deltaalphakapparhonualphataualphanualphanuεmuomeganualphanu.”
        (Blood brings forth roses, tears anemone.)—Bion: Elegy on Adonis. See also Ovid; Metamorphoses, Bk. x., Fable 15.)

 Adonis of 50.Adonis Garden, 


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