beast fable


: a usually didactic prose or verse fable in which animals speak and act like human beings

Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of beast fable was in 1840

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“Beast fable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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