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 for Male rhyme
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Male \Male\, a. [F. m[^a]le, OF. masle, mascle, fr. L. masculus
     male, masculine, dim. of mas a male; possibly akin to E. man.
     Cf. Masculine, Marry, v. t.]
     1. Of or pertaining to the sex that begets or procreates
        young, or (in a wider sense) to the sex that produces
        spermatozoa, by which the ova are fertilized; not female;
        as, male organs.
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     2. (Bot.) Capable of producing fertilization, but not of
        bearing fruit; -- said of stamens and antheridia, and of
        the plants, or parts of plants, which bear them.
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     3. Suitable to the male sex; characteristic or suggestive of
        a male; masculine; as, male courage.
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     4. Consisting of males; as, a male choir.
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     5. (Mech.) Adapted for entering another corresponding piece
        (the female piece) which is hollow and which it fits; as,
        a male gauge, for gauging the size or shape of a hole; a
        male screw, etc.
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     Male fern (Bot.), a fern of the genus Aspidium ({Aspidium
        Filixmas), used in medicine as an anthelmintic, esp.
        against the tapeworm. Aspidium marginale in America, and
        Aspidium athamanticum in South Africa, are used as good
        substitutes for the male fern in medical practice. See
        Female fern, under Female.
  
     Male rhyme, a rhyme in which only the last syllables agree,
        as laid, afraid, dismayed. See Female rhyme, under
        Female.
  
     Male screw (Mech.), a screw having threads upon its
        exterior which enter the grooves upon the inside of a
        corresponding nut or female screw.
  
     Male thread, the thread of a male screw.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rhyme \Rhyme\, n. [OE. ryme, rime, AS. r[imac]m number; akin to
     OHG. r[imac]m number, succession, series, G. reim rhyme. The
     modern sense is due to the influence of F. rime, which is of
     German origin, and originally the same word.] [The Old
     English spelling rime is becoming again common. See Note
     under Prime.]
     1. An expression of thought in numbers, measure, or verse; a
        composition in verse; a rhymed tale; poetry; harmony of
        language. "Railing rhymes." --Daniel.
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              A ryme I learned long ago.            --Chaucer.
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              He knew
              Himself to sing, and build the lofty rime. --Milton.
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     2. (Pros.) Correspondence of sound in the terminating words
        or syllables of two or more verses, one succeeding another
        immediately or at no great distance. The words or
        syllables so used must not begin with the same consonant,
        or if one begins with a vowel the other must begin with a
        consonant. The vowel sounds and accents must be the same,
        as also the sounds of the final consonants if there be
        any.
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              For rhyme with reason may dispense,
              And sound has right to govern sense.  --Prior.
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     3. Verses, usually two, having this correspondence with each
        other; a couplet; a poem containing rhymes.
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     4. A word answering in sound to another word.
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     Female rhyme. See under Female.
  
     Male rhyme. See under Male.
  
     Rhyme or reason, sound or sense.
  
     Rhyme royal (Pros.), a stanza of seven decasyllabic verses,
        of which the first and third, the second, fourth, and
        fifth, and the sixth and seventh rhyme.
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