a kind of rondeau, usually with fourteen lines, two rhymes, and the first two lines used as a refrain in the middle and at the end (the second line occasionally being omitted at the end)
a circular object; esp., a small round or disk-shaped bead used as a spacer, as in a necklace
ME < OFr: see rondeau
See rondel in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A poem similar to a rondeau, having 13 or 14 lines with two rhymes throughout. The first and second lines reappear in the middle and at the end, although sometimes only the first line appears at the end.
often ron·delle(rŏn-dĕlˈ) A rounded or circular object.
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , diminutive of ronde, circle, round; see round1