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A moral fable, especially one having animals or inanimate objects as characters.
[French, from Latin apologus, from Greek apologos : apo-, apo- + logos, speech; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an allegory or moral fable
[C17: from Latin, from Greek apologos]
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ap•o•logue(ˈæp əˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg)
an allegorical fable typically containing a moral.
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|Noun||1.||apologue - a short moral story (often with animal characters)|
story - a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events; "he writes stories for the magazines"
Aesop's fables - a collection of fables believed to have been written by the Greek storyteller Aesop
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