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Venus de Milo

or Venus of Melos

[duh mee-loh, mahy-]
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noun
  1. a Greek statue of Venus in marble, c200 b.c., found in 1820 on Melos and now in the Louvre, Paris.
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Also called Aphrodite of Melos.
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Venus de Milo

[(duh-mee-loh, meye-loh)]

An ancient Greek statue of Venus, famous for its beauty, though its arms were broken off centuries ago. The statue is now in the Louvre.

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