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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed syllables;
[syn: iamb, iambus]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Iambus \I*am"bus\, n.; pl. L. Iambi, E. Iambuses. [L. iambus, Gr. ?; prob. akin to ? to throw, assail (the iambus being first used in satiric poetry), and to L. jacere to throw. Cf. Jet a shooting forth.] (Pros.) A foot consisting of a short syllable followed by a long one, as in [a^]m[=a]ns, or of an unaccented syllable followed by an accented one, as invent; an iambic. See the Couplet under Iambic, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

iambus n 1: a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed syllables [syn: iamb, iambus]