Melibean, Melibœan, mel-i-be'an, adj. in poetry, alternately responsive—from the name of a shepherd in Virgil's first eclogue.
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\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.