In a recent discussion about poetry, this word came up — cinquain. I don’t know if I have ever heard it before, so I wrote it down.
In addition to being new, my mind thought, “Hmm, this would be a great Scrabble word.”
In the world of poetry, cinquain means:
a short poem consisting of five, usually unrhymed lines. These lines are two, four, six, eight and two syllables respectively.
In general, cinquain means a group of five.
Origin: French, from cinq five, from Old French, from Latin quinque — more at five