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1. Priapus Greek & Roman Mythology The god of procreation, guardian of gardens and vineyards, and personification of the erect phallus.
2. An image of this god, often used as a scarecrow in ancient gardens.
3. A representation of a phallus.

[Latin Priāpus, from Greek Priāpos.]
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1. (Classical Myth & Legend) (in classical antiquity) the god of the male procreative power and of gardens and vineyards
2. (often not capital) a representation of the penis
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(praɪˈeɪ pəs)

1. an ancient Greek god of male procreative power.
2. (l.c.) phallus.
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Noun1.Priapus - (classical mythology) god of male procreative power and guardian of gardens and vineyardsPriapus - (classical mythology) god of male procreative power and guardian of gardens and vineyards
classical mythology - the system of mythology of the Greeks and Romans together; much of Roman mythology (especially the gods) was borrowed from the Greeks
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Here, tragic and comedic masks, statues of performers, mixing vessels and a large sculpture of the god Priapos offered insights into both the domestic and social spheres of Sikeliote life.