Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A choriambic verse, first used by the Greek poet Asclepias, consisting of four feet, viz., a spondee, two choriambi, and an iambus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. [capitalized] In ancient prosody, an Asclepiadic (verse or line).
  • n. In botany, a member of the order Asclepiadaceæ.
  • n. [capitalized] One of the Asclepiads (which see).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any plant of the family Asclepiadaceae

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Examples

  • ( "Yes," she said, luring me into her tale, "it did involve an asclepiad.")

    A Conversation with Rabih Alameddine, author of The Hakawati

  • Philip Sidney written every asclepiad on the model of Where man's mind hath a freed consideration, every hendecasyllable like Where sweet graces erect the stately banner, the adjustment of accent and quantity thus attained might, I think, have induced greater poets than he to make the experiment on a larger scale.

    Poems and Fragments

  • Had Sir Philip Sidney written every asclepiad on the model of _Where man's mind hath a freed consideration_, every hendecasyllable like _Where sweet graces erect the stately banner_, the adjustment of accent and quantity thus attained might, I think, have induced greater poets than he to make the experiment on a larger scale.

    The Poems and Fragments of Catullus

  • What are the different forms of the asclepiad metre in Horace?

    The History of Roman Literature From the earliest period to the death of Marcus Aurelius

  • Its line, which reminded us of the Dámah, is well marked by unusually fine vegetation: and the basin bears large clumps of fan-palm, scattered Daum-trees, the giant asclepiad El-‘Ushr, [EN#64] thickets of tamarisk and scatters of the wild castor-plant, whose use is unknown to the Arabs.

    The Land of Midian — Volume 2

  • Its line, which reminded us of the Dámah, is well marked by unusually fine vegetation: and the basin bears large clumps of fan-palm, scattered Daum-trees, the giant asclepiad El-‘Ushr,222 thickets of tamarisk and scatters of the wild castor-plant, whose use is unknown to the Arabs.

    The Land of Midian

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