Goutte de Sang

The Adonis flower or pheasant's eye, said to be stained by the blood of Adonis, who was gored by a boar.

O fleur, si chère à Cytheree
Ta corolle fut, en naissant,
Du sang d'Adonis colorèe.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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