from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A word puzzle, such as an anagram or one in which clues are given in a set of verses.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several word puzzles in which the clues are in verse
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A sort of riddle in which it is required to discover a chosen word from various combinations of its letters, or of some of its letters, which form other words; -- thus, to discover the chosen word chatter form cat, hat, rat, hate, rate, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A riddle; specifically, a riddle formed by the arbitrary or confused mingling of parts or elements, which have to be recombined in proper order for the answer.
logo- + Greek grīphos, fishing basket, riddle.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)