Definitions

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  • proper n. An ancient Greek sculpture believed to depict Aphrodite (Venus to Romans).

Etymologies

From Italian: Venus from Melos (the island where the statue was found) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I came across it years ago at a Norfolk country auction and was immediately reminded of the Venus de Milo by the deliberate incompleteness of its form, by the way the sawn-off, imaginary arms turned it into something sculptural.

    Wildwood

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