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Adonis Flower (The)

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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 Adõnis flower is pheasant’s eye, called in French goute-de-sang, because in fable it sprang from the blood of the gored hunter.

“Aιμα ρoδoν τικτει, τα δε δακρνα ταν ανεμωναν.”


(Blood brings forth roses, tears anemone.)—Bion: Elegy on Adonis. See also Ovid; Metamorphoses, Bk. x., Fable 15.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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