Definition of Asclepiad

1. Noun. Any plant of the family Asclepiadaceae.




Definition of Asclepiad

1. n. A choriambic verse, first used by the Greek poet Asclepias, consisting of four feet, viz., a spondee, two choriambi, and an iambus.

Definition of Asclepiad

1. Noun. (poetry) A choriambic verse consisting of four metrical foot metrical feet: a spondee, two choriambus choriambi, and an iambus. ¹

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Definition of Asclepiad

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Asclepiad

ascidiozooids
ascidium
ascience
ascient
ascigerous
asciibetically
ascites
ascites adiposus
ascites in neonates
ascitic
ascitic agar
ascitic fluid
ascitic tumour
ascititious
ascitogenous
asclepiad (current term)
asclepiadaceous
asclepiads
asclepias
ascocarp
ascocarpic
ascocarpous
ascocarps
ascococci
ascococcus
ascogenous
ascogonia
ascogonium
ascolichen
ascoma

Literary usage of Asclepiad

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1. The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age: Horace and the Elegiac Poets by William Young Sellar, Andrew Lang (1892)
"... third asclepiad—was finally adopted by him as one of his regular metres, and it is so employed that two couplets are grouped together into one stanza; ..."

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