pastourelle

noun
pas·​tou·​relle
variants: or less commonly pastorelle \ˌpastəˈrel \
plural -s

Definition of pastourelle 

: a conventional form of poetic pastoral composed in French during the late middle ages and Renaissance and consisting of a love debate between a knight and a shepherdess

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History and Etymology for pastourelle

French, young shepherdess, shepherdess's song, feminine diminutive of Old French pastour shepherd, from Latin pastor

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