triolet

noun
tri·o·let | \ˈtrē-ə-lət, ˈtrī-\

Definition of triolet 

: a poem or stanza of eight lines in which the first line is repeated as the fourth and seventh and the second line as the eighth with a rhyme scheme of ABaAabAB

First Known Use of triolet

1651, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for triolet

French, from Middle French, literally, clover leaf, clover, ultimately from Greek triphyllon, from tri- tri- + phyllon leaf — more at blade

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