PRONUNCIATION: (af-ruh-DEE-zee-ak, -DIZ-ee-ak)

MEANING: noun: Something, such as a food or drug, that increases sexual desire.
adjective: Arousing sexual desire.

ETYMOLOGY: After Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty in Greek Mythology. Earliest documented use: 1710. Another word coined after her is hermaphrodite.

ACHRODITE - any colorless individual

APHRODATE - an evening out with a goddess

APHORODITE - an ancient scholar given to uttering concise quote-worthy statements