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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a short moral story (often with animal characters);
[syn: fable, parable, allegory, apologue]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Apologue \Ap"o*logue\, n. [L. apologous, Gr. ?; ? from + ? speech, ? to speak: cf. F. apologue.] A story or relation of fictitious events, intended to convey some moral truth; a moral fable. [1913 Webster] Note: An apologue differs from a parable in this;: the parable is drawn from events which take place among mankind, and therefore requires probability in the narrative; the apologue is founded on supposed actions of brutes or inanimate things, and therefore is not limited by strict rules of probability. [AE]sop's fables are good examples of apologues. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

apologue n 1: a short moral story (often with animal characters) [syn: fable, parable, allegory, apologue]