- a short poem of fixed form, consisting of five lines on two rhymes, and having the opening words or word used after the second and fifth lines as an unrhymed refrain.
Origin of rondelet
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Rondelet was in the middle of this crisis a man of transition, while he was one of progress.
Dysentery was epidemic at Toulouse then, and Rondelet took it.
Rondelet would have no tidings of his illness sent to Montpellier.
Rondelet, the son of an apothecary, was born at Montpellier on the 27th September 1507.Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnus
After his release he gave himself up to science, with Rondelet and the school of disciples who were growing up around him.Historical Lectures and Essays
- a brief rondeau, having five or seven lines and a refrain taken from the first line
C16: from Old French: a little rondel
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