Definitions

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  • n. A metrical foot of five syllables.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A foot of five syllables (usually � -- -� -).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ancient Greek prosody, a foot consisting in its fundamental form of five syllables, the first and fourth of which are short, and the second, third, and fifth long.
  • n. [capitalized] [NL.] In zoology, a genus of nematoid worms, of the family Strongylidæ.

Etymologies

Latin, from Ancient Greek. (Wiktionary)

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