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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A poem or stanza having five lines.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A composition consisting of five verses.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A composition consisting of five verses.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A composition consisting of five lines or verses.

Etymologies

From Late Greek pentastikhos, of five lines : penta-, penta- + stikhos, line; see steigh- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)

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