[adj] of female homosexuality
homosexual - (5 syllables), lesbian - (3 syllables)
\Sap"phic\, a. [L. Sapphicus, Gr. ?, fr. ? Sappho.]
1. Of or pertaining to Sappho, the Grecian poetess; as, Sapphic odes; Sapphic verse.
2. (Pros.) Belonging to, or in the manner of, Sappho; -- said of a certain kind of verse reputed to have been invented by Sappho, consisting of five feet, of which the first, fourth, and fifth are trochees, the second is a spondee, and the third a dactyl.
\Sap"phic\, n. (Pros.) A Sapphic verse.