Venus de Milo

or Venus of Melos

[ duh mee-loh, mahy- ]
/ də ˈmi loʊ, ˈmaɪ- /

noun

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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