Regular pentagon
Pentagon Pen"ta*gon, n. [Gr. ?; ? (see {Penta-}) + gwni`a angle: cf. L. pentagonium, F. pentagone.] (Geom.) A plane figure having five angles, and, consequently, five sides; any figure having five angles. [1913 Webster]

{Regular pentagon}, a pentagon in which the angles are all equal, and the sides all equal. [1913 Webster]


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