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asclepiad definition

  • noun:
    • A choriambic verse, first employed by the Greek poet Asclepias, comprising four feet, viz., a spondee, two choriambi, and an iambus.
    • [capitalized] In ancient prosody, an Asclepiadic (verse or range).
    • In botany, a part of the order Asclepiadace√¶.
    • [capitalized] the Asclepiads (which see).
    • any plant of household Asclepiadaceae
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