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Overview of noun venus

The noun venus has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (5) Venus

(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'; "before it was known that they were the same object the evening star was called Venus and the morning star was called Lucifer")

2. (1) Venus, Urania

(goddess of love; counterpart of Greek Aphrodite)

3. Venus, genus Venus

(type genus of the family Veneridae: genus of edible clams with thick oval shells)

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