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    venus - Dictionary definition and meaning for word venus

    Definition
    (noun) the second nearest planet to the sun; it is peculiar in that its rotation is slow and retrograde (in the opposite sense of the Earth and all other planets except Uranus); it is visible from Earth as an early `morning star' or an `evening star'
    Example Sentence
    • before it was known that they were the same object the evening star was called Venus and the morning star was called Lucifer
    Definition
    (noun) goddess of love; counterpart of Greek Aphrodite
    Synonyms : urania
    Definition
    (noun) type genus of the family Veneridae: genus of edible clams with thick oval shells
    Synonyms : genus venus
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