a type of catalog verse in which something is either praised or blamed through a detailed listing of its attributes or faults. The word is normally used more specifically to refer to a type of verse in which aspects of the beloved's appearance are enumerated. This type of blason was said to have been invented by the French poet Clement Marot in 1536. The word is from the Middle French for "eulogy" or "reproach" and literally means "coat of arms."
Learn more about blason with a free trial on Britannica.com.
Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.