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  • noun a poem having lines beginning with letters of the alphabet in regular order


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(borrowed) New Latin abecedarius, from Late Latin



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  • and here I thought it was a pun on the Persian emperor

    now, what would a poem be called that ended with the letters of the alphabet in regular order? suiradeceba?

    May 19, 2009

  • A xyzygy.

    May 19, 2009