Melibean
Melibean Mel`i*be"an, Meliban Mel`i*b?"an, a. [From L. Meliboeus, one of the interlocutors in Virgil's first Eclogue.] (Rhet.) Alternately responsive, as verses. [1913 Webster]

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  • Meliban — Melibean Mel i*be an, Meliban Mel i*b? an, a. [From L. Meliboeus, one of the interlocutors in Virgil s first Eclogue.] (Rhet.) Alternately responsive, as verses. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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